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HIV and Aids

More people than ever before are living with HIV in Northern Ireland.

In Northern Ireland during 2016, 98 new first-UK cases of HIV were diagnosed. Almost half (47%) of these new HIV diagnoses were made at a late stage.

Some 1,002 people are now known to be living with HIV in Northern Ireland – the highest number ever on record and it is estimated that hundreds more are HIV+ and don’t know it. (Source: GOV.UK).

Early treatment, diagnosis and access to treatment is essential to limit the spread of HIV. One of the most important things we can do to prevent the spread of HIV and discrimination of those living with HIV is to find out some basic information about HIV.

For further information read the HIV Surveillance in Northern Ireland 2017 report.

Facts and Stats

Worldwide Statistics

The WHO (World Health Organisation) state that approximately 36.9 million people worldwide were living with HIV at the end of 2017 (Source: World Health Organisation).

How many people are living with HIV in the UK?

5164 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in the UK in 2016. This is a decrease of 18% from 6,286 new diagnoses the previous year (HIV Surveillance in Northern Ireland 2017).

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