§ Mr. Keetch
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the(a) RAF, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Army are suffering from HIV/AIDS; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Moonie
[holding answer 12 March 2001]Twelve members of the armed forces are currently known to be suffering from HIV/AIDS. As one of the services has only one member known to be suffering from HIV/AIDS, a breakdown by service cannot be provided for reasons of confidentiality. No information is held on members of the armed forces who may be receiving treatment outside the Defence Medical Services.