HC Deb 06 March 1986 vol 93 c236W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answers to the hon. Member for Leicester, East, Official Report, 3 March, column 49, what information he has concerning (i) the number of prisoners diagnosed as having acquired immune deficiency syndrome and (ii) the number of prisoners who have been diagnosed as having HTLV III antibody positive or who are undergoing tests for viral infectivity.

Mr. Mellor

We have received no report of a current case of diagnosed AIDS in the prison population of England and Wales. Twenty one inmates are reported to have been diagnosed as HTLV III antibody positive and a further three as undergoing an HTLV III antibody test. Statistics relating to other tests are not kept.