HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 c183W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the prevalence of(a) HIV and (b) AIDS in young adults in each region. [77664]

Ms Jowell

The estimates of prevalence of AIDS cases and diagnosed HIV infections in young adults (15 to 24 years) in each region at the end of 1997 are shown in the table.

Regional authority of residence Number of individuals diagnosed with AIDS Number of individuals diagnosed with HIV infection1
Northern and Yorkshire 7 35
Trent 9 38
Anglia and Oxford 4 41
North Thames 24 281
South Thames 33 145
South and West 7 57
West Midlands 2 15
North West 9 57
Total 95 669
1 Including those with AIDS


Survey of prevalent diagnosed HIV infections (SOPHID). Numbers given have been multiplied by 1.096 to adjust for under reporting.