HC Deb 27 November 2003 vol 415 c369W
Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the incidence of HIV/AIDS in the UK; and what change there has been in the incidence in the last 10 years.[141328]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The numbers of new diagnoses of HIV infection reported in the UK for the last 10 years are shown in the table. These are a mixture of new (incident) cases and new diagnoses of longer-standing infections.

Year of diagnosis Number of HIV infected individuals1
1993 2,621
1994 2,574
1995 2,653
1996 2,692
1997 2,737
1998 2,818
1999 3,072
2000 3,825
2001 4,982
2002 5,711
1Numbers, particularly for recent years, will rise as further reports

are received.

Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Health Protection

Agency, data to the end of September 2003.