HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c425W
Mr. McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of people have sero-converted to HIV in Scotland.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The number of persons in Scotland who are HIV seropositive is not known. Of those who have chosen to be tested for HIV antibodies, by the end of September 1987 1,311 had been found to be HIV seropositive.

Sir David Price

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many and what proportion of haemophiliacs in Scotland are known to be infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

At the end of September 1987, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 73 haemophiliacs in Scotland known to be carrying HIV antibodies. This figure represents approximately 15 per cent. of the total of about 500 haemophiliacs in Scotland.