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Francesca Piddlesden's Article SHAW09 - 'Seven Deadly Sins: 7 things I hate about Aids' (PDF Document) Courtesy of 'theboar' 2009

People living with HIV:

  • More than 80,000 people are living with HIV in the UK
  • Over a quarter of people with HIV in the UK are undiagnosed
  • About two thirds of people living with HIV are male and a third are women
  • Over half of all people living with HIV are aged between 30 and 44, but there are significant numbers both of young people and older people now living with HIV

New HIV cases in 2007:

  • 7,700 new diagnoses in the UK in 2007
  • 2,700 new diagnoses among men who have sex with men
  • 3,500 new diagnoses among people from black and minority ethnic communities

The HIV statisitcs are updated every November for the previous year. These 2007 figures are the most up-to-date. When new statistics for 2008 are released we will update them here. All figures from the Health Protection Agency report: UK HIV New Diagnoses, August 2008. More detailed statistics are available on the fOR NAT website.


International Statistic - HIV is increasing in every region of the world

People living with HIV:
  • 33 million people living with HIV worldwide
  • 30.8 million adults
  • 15.5 million women
  • 2 million children under 15
New HIV cases in 2007:
  • 2.7 million total new cases
  • 2.3 million adults
  • 370,000 children under 15
HIV-related deaths in 2007:
  • 2 million total deaths

The HIV statistics are updated every November for the previous year. These 2007 figures are the most up-to-date. When new statistics for 2008 are released we will update them here. All figures from UNAIDS.


STD diagnoses at GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinics in the UK: 1998-20071

Year Syphilis (primary and secondary) Gonorrhea (uncomplicated) Chlamydia (uncomplicated) Herpes (first attack) Genital Warts (first attack) All new diagnoses
1998 139 13,212 48,726 17,248 70,291 244,282
1999 223 16,470 56,991 17,509 71,748 261,406
2000 342 21,800 68,332 17,823 71,317 284,035
2001 753 23,705 76,515 18,944 73,458 303,169
2002 1,257 25,591 87,588 19,438 74,969 324,170
2003 1,652 24,973 96,159 19,233 76,599 346,168
2004 2,283 22,326 104,739 19,073 80,059 363,289
2005 2,721 19,248 109,418 19,830 81,201 368,258
2006 2,684
18,898
113,783
21,797 83,624 375,843
2007 2,680 18,710 121,986 26,062 89,838 397,990
% change 2006-07 0% -1% 7% 20% 7% 6%
% change 1998-07 1,828% 42% 150% 51% 28% 63%

Taken from AVERT.