HIV treatment and care in Scotland: summary report to 31 December 2018

Publication Date: 27 August 2019

​​The latest HIV surveillance report provides a summary of HIV treatment and care data in Scotland to the end of December 2018. This newly formatted report describes data on individuals diagnosed and living with HIV in Scotland in relation to:

  • attendance at, and uptake of, specialist HIV treatment and care
  • response to HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART)
  • late diagnosis of HIV infection
  • outcomes of infection

As at the end of December 2018, it is estimated that there are 5881 individuals living with HIV in Scotland and, of these, 91% (5352) have been diagnosed, of whom almost three quarters (73%, 3916) are male and 1436 are female. 

Of 5352 diagnosed individuals, 92% (4913) are attending specialist HIV services for treatment and care and, of these, 4799 (98%) are receiving ART, of whom 94% (4530) have achieved an undetectable viral load. Scotland has now achieved the UNAIDS ‘Fast Track’ 90-90-90 targets (90% of HIV infected individuals have been diagnosed and, of these, 90% are receiving ART and, of these, 90% have achieved an undetectable viral load) set for 2020.

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report


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