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HIV Infection

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of those diagnosed with HIV and AIDS have received treatment in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley district and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each of the last five years. (244896)

The following tables contain data for diagnosed HIV-infected individuals who attend for HIV-related care at national health service sites. Not all HIV-infected individuals are recommended to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately; British HIV Association (BHIVA) guidelines for this period recommended that individuals with CD4 cell counts of 200 cells per mm3 or less should be on therapy—this threshold has been used in the following tables to calculate the number of individuals who were recommended to be on ART.

Number of HIV infected individuals receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) and as a proportion of all HIV-infected individuals or as a proportion of those recommended therapy by region of residence and year, 2003 to 2007.

2003

Region

(a) Total number of HIV diagnosed individuals

(b) Number recommended ART1

(c) Number receiving ART

(c)/(a) Percentage on ART of total HIV diagnosed

(c)/(b) Percentage on ART of those recommended ART

England

33,724

22,931

21,948

65

96

North East

534

307

304

57

99

Tees Valley2

127

71

69

54

97

Middlesbrough PCT3

48

26

24

50

92

Redcar and Cleveland PCT3

14

7

7

50

100

2004

Region

(a) Total number of HIV diagnosed individuals

(b) Number recommended ART1

(c) Number receiving ART

(c)/(a) Percentage on ART of total HIV diagnosed

(c)/(b) Percentage on ART of those recommended ART

England

38,277

26,115

25,093

66

96

North East

641

391

359

56

92

Tees Valley2

150

94

83

55

88

Middlesbrough PCT3

54

33

30

56

91

Redcar and Cleveland PCT3

16

11

11

69

100

2005

Region

(a) Total number of HIV diagnosed individuals

(b) Number recommended ART1

(c) Number receiving ART

(c)/(a) Percentage on ART of total HIV diagnosed

(c)/(b) Percentage on ART of those recommended ART

England

43,353

29,747

28,670

66

96

North East

754

441

410

54

93

Tees Valley2

187

107

98

52

92

Middlesbrough PCT3

69

45

43

62

96

Redcar and Cleveland PCT3

19

6

6

32

100

2006

Region

(a) Total number of HIV diagnosed individuals

(b) Number recommended ART1

(c) Number receiving ART

(c)/(a) Percentage on ART of total HIV diagnosed

(c)/(b) Percentage on ART of those recommended ART

England

48,062

32,375

31,407

65

97

North East

868

564

551

63

98

Tees Valley2

218

136

135

62

99

Middlesbrough PCT3

86

55

54

63

98

Redcar and Cleveland PCT3

22

15

15

68

100

2007

Region

(a) Total number of HIV diagnosed individuals

(b) Number recommended ART1

(c) Number receiving ART

(c)/(a) Percentage on ART of total HIV diagnosed

(c)/(b) Percentage on ART of those recommended ART

England

52,137

37,375

36,527

70

98

North East

1,012

669

643

64

96

Tees Valley2

276

173

170

62

98

Middlesbrough PCT3

107

69

69

64

100

Redcar and Cleveland PCT3

28

16

16

57

100

1 Includes all individuals currently on antiretroviral therapy (ART) plus individuals with a CD4 count of 200 cells per mm3 or less. Almost all individuals have CD4 cell count reported.

2 Tees Valley data are produced by combining data for Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees local authorities.

3 HPA does not have data by constituency. Middlesbrough PCT covers the same geographical area as Middlesbrough local authority and Redcar and Cleveland PCT covers the same geographical area as Redcar & Cleveland local authority.

Source:

Health Protection Agency's Annual Survey of Prevalent HIV Infections Diagnosed (SOPHID), Institute of Child Health National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood.