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HIV Infection: Death

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the UK died from AIDS in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were under the age of 25. (169517)

The information available is shown in the following table.

Number of deaths among HIV-infected individuals in the United Kingdom 2002-06 by year of death and age at death1

Age at death

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

< 25 years

13

12

12

8

18

> 25 years

507

560

484

531

479

Total

520

572

496

539

497

1 Includes all deaths in HIV-infected as it is presently not possible to assign deaths by primary cause and an individual may have several causes of death which can be difficult to interpret.

Notes:

1. Data in the table include reports received by the end of June 2007. Numbers will rise as further reports are received.

2. Deaths are reported by region of death; the individual may have been infected and diagnosed with HIV elsewhere in the UK or abroad. Region of death is not reported in all cases.

Source:

Health Protection Agency.