This release provides data relating to new HIV diagnoses reported to HPS by NHS Scotland laboratories for the period 1 January to 30 September 2019.
The number of new diagnoses includes:
- first ever HIV diagnoses
- diagnoses previously recorded elsewhere, but newly reported in Scotland during this period
- the cohort of individuals diagnosed and living with HIV in Scotland at 30 September 2019
From January to September 2019, 267 new reports of HIV diagnoses were recorded in Scotland; 136 first ever HIV diagnoses and 131 diagnoses which were newly reported in Scotland, but were previously known elsewhere.
Of the 267 new HIV diagnoses recorded during this period, 33% were among men who have sex with men (MSM), 21% were associated with sexual intercourse between men and women, and 8% were among people who inject drugs (PWID).
Taking into account the estimated 1,523 HIV-positive individuals known to have left Scotland, the 236 who have not attended HIV specialist services for more than ten years and the 2,300 who have died, 5,568 infected individuals are estimated to be living in Scotland at 30 September 2019.