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AIDS: North West

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) males and (b) females were diagnosed with AIDS in (i) Chorley, (ii) Lancashire and (ii) the North West in each of the last five years. (308407)

There were no reported new HIV diagnoses or first AIDS diagnoses in the local authority area of Chorley between 2004 and 2008.

The information requested relating to Lancashire and the North West is shown in the following table.

Area of diagnosis

Report type

Sex

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

North West

New HIV diagnoses

Males

426

460

445

385

407

Females

220

249

194

196

206

First AIDS diagnoses

Males

71

68

60

75

49

Females

35

17

23

27

12

Lancashire1

New HIV diagnoses

Males

67

83

56

44

56

Females

20

16

10

19

21

First AIDS diagnoses

Males

13

9

13

17

14

Females

<5

<5

<5

<5

<5

1 Does not include sites situated in either Greater Manchester or Merseyside.

Notes:

1. Diagnoses are from reports received to end June 2009. Numbers will rise as further reports are received.

2. Data include individuals who have an existing infection as well as those who have a newly acquired infection and therefore the data do not present incidence of infection.

3. The area in which an individual is diagnosed is not necessarily the area of residence.

4. AIDS diagnoses relate to a person’s first diagnosis of an AIDS defining illness. Subsequent diagnoses are not recorded.

Source:

Health Protection Agency.