HC Deb 27 May 1988 vol 134 c411W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number of recorded instances of persons infected with the AIDS virus within the Leicestershire health district.

Mr. Meale

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide the current figures per district health authority for England and Wales of patients registered as being infected by the AIDS virus.

Mr. Newton

I regret that this information is not held centrally. Figures on the latest number of reported cases of AIDS, by regional health authority are published monthly. Similar statistics on reported HIV antibody positive persons are published quarterly. Copies are available in the Library. The reports required under the AIDS (Control) Act 1987, the first of which will be submitted later this year, will contain figures on the number of positive results obtained from blood samples taken for the purposes of HIV antibody tests by facilities and services provided by district health authorities.