HC Deb 17 October 1991 vol 196 cc177-8W
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 five 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.

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