UK Statistics

  • More people than ever are living with HIV in the UK and each year new infections occur. Part of the reason for the rise is that testing is more widely accessed, so more people are identified as living with HIV.

  • The number of people living with HIV in the UK has doubled in the last 10 years
  • Around 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK
  • One in five people with HIV in the UK are undiagnosed
  • About two thirds of people living with HIV are men and a third are women
  • Over half of all people living with HIV are aged between 30 and 49, but there are significant numbers both of young people and older people now living with HIV
  • There are around 4,300 young people under 19 who are infected in the UK.

  • Between 22-27% of people living with HIV do not know they are infected.

  • An estimated 98,400 people were living with HIV in the UK by the end of 2012.

  • The population with the highest rates reported among men who have sex with men (MSM) (47 per 1,000) and the black African community (37 per 1,000).

  • In 2013 in the UK, 6,000 people were diagnosed with HIV infection and 320 people were
    reported with AIDS.

  • At least 20,000 children live in a family affected by HIV.

  • In 2013, 530 people with HIV infection were reported to have died, most of whom were diagnosed late.

  • There is still no vaccine and no cure for HIV or AIDS, but early diagnosis and treatment of HIV gives the best chance of living a longer and healthier life.

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