The latest HIV surveillance report, published today, provides a summary of HIV diagnoses data in Scotland to the end of September 2018. By this date, HIV-antibody positive test results for 213 individuals not previously recorded as HIV-positive were received from NHS Scotland laboratories. It is estimated that there are 5,265 individuals living in Scotland who have been diagnosed HIV-positive. Attendance is high with 4,734 HIV-infected individuals currently attending specialist services for monitoring and treatment. Across Scotland, 98% of individuals attending for monitoring are receiving anti-retroviral therapy.
A more detailed examination of the surveillance report is provided in the final current note of this weekly report