HIV and Aids

More people than ever before are living with HIV in Northern Ireland.

In Northern Ireland during 2015, 103 new first-UK cases of HIV were diagnosed. This is the highest number of new diagnoses recorded in any year. Almost one in three of these new HIV diagnoses were made at a late stage.

Some 934 people are now known to be living with HIV in Northern Ireland – the highest number ever on record. It is estimated that hundreds more are HIV+ and don’t know it. (Source: GOV.UK).

Early treatment, diagnosis and access to treatment is essential to limit the spread of HIV. One of the most important things we can do to prevent the spread of HIV and discrimination of those living with HIV is to find out some basic information about HIV.

For further information, read the PHA HIV Surveillance in Northern Ireland 2016 Report

Facts and Stats

Worldwide Statistics

The WHO (World Health Organisation) state that approximately 36.7 million people worldwide were living with HIV at the end of 2015 (Source: World Health Organisation).

How many people are living with HIV in the UK?

Some 6,095 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in the UK in 2015. This is a 1% decrease from the 6,151 new HIV diagnoses in 2014 (Source: National AIDS Trust).

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