§ Mr. Richards
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many children were born HIV positive in Wales in each year since 1980.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
Since reporting of HIV/AIDS began in 1984, 10 children have been reported from Wales as born to an HIV infected mother, three in 1989, two in 1990, three in 1991 and two in 1992. In two of the 10, one of whom has developed AIDS, HIV infection has been established, and another two have been shown to be uninfected. The infection status for the remaining six is unknown as it is not yet possible to determine whether these children are infected or whether their seropositivity is due to passive transfer of maternal antibody.