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HIV Infection

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of people with acquired immune deficiency syndrome in England. (250727)

There were 11,529 individuals reported as ever having been diagnosed with AIDS who were resident in England and who had accessed HIV-related care in the United Kingdom in 2007. Most of these will have been diagnosed with AIDS before 2007 and will have received treatment to enable reconstitution of their immune systems so that they are no longer at high risk of developing a further AIDS-defining illness.