HIV infection in Scotland - quarterly report to 31 December 2017

Publication Date: 01 May 2018

During 2017, NHS Scotland laboratories reported positive HIV-antibody test results for 361 individuals not previously recorded as HIV-positive. The cumulative total of known HIV-positive individuals ever reported in Scotland is now 9043, of whom 6640 (73%) are male and 2403 (27%) are female.

In discussion with the HIV Clinical Leads Group, there have been recent changes in the definition of those not attending and/or lost to follow up. Thus, the estimated numbers of people diagnosed and living with HIV in Scotland have been updated in this report.Allowing for known and presumed migration of infected persons, and for the 2117 (23%) known to have died, it is estimated that there are currently 5099 persons living in Scotland who have been diagnosed HIV-positive.

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report


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