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HIV Infection

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of HIV and AIDS have been diagnosed (a) in the last 30 years and (b) in the last 12 months. (209489)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Reporting HIV and AIDS diagnoses in the United Kingdom

First diagnosis

30 years

12 months







1. Data adjusted for reporting delay using statistical methods applied to data to the end of December 2007. Notes: 1. Surveillance for AIDS started in 1982, for HIV in 1984. 2. Figures will include some records of the same individuals, which are unmatched because of difference in the information supplied. 3. Numbers for recent years may rise as further reports are received. 4. Data will include many individuals who have been infected with HIV outside the UK, but who have been subsequently diagnosed in the UK. Source: Health Protection Agency.