Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases of AIDS have been confirmed in Northern Ireland in each of the past five178W years; how many persons have died as a result of AIDS in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on education to combat the spread of AIDS in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Hanley
The information requested is as folllows:
Year AIDS Cases AIDS-related deaths 1986 2 — 1987 1 1 1988 6 1 1989 7 7 1990 5 9 1991 14 23 1 to 30 September. 2 to 30 September.
The public education campaign conducted on a national level through the mass media is supplemented locally be a comprehensive health education programme on HIV/AIDS undertaken by health and social services boards, the Health Promotion Agency and the AIDS helpline (NI). A teaching package on AIDS awareness aimed specifically at young people has also been developed for use in Northern Ireland schools.