Big drops in HIV diagnoses in gay men in the UK

Official data from Public Health England confirms a number of previous reports – HIV diagnoses in gay men last year fell significantly for the first time throughout the UK since antiretroviral therapy started becoming available 20 years ago. Overall, in all social groups and all parts of the country, new HIV diagnoses fell by 18%. […]

HIV Rates Increasing in 0ver-50s

HIV rates are climbing in the over-50s in the UK and across Europe, while the rate of new infections among younger people is dropping, according to new research which warns that the epidemic may be taking a new direction. The study, published in the Lancet HIV journal, from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in […]

Heterosexual Identity Crisis

In the UK, the two groups most affected by HIV are gay men, and people of African origin. In this article, one of the other affected groups – a straight, white male – describes his feelings of shame, stigma and isolation. It is an interesing perspective, and highlights how important it is that no group […]

Public Health England – 2015 HIV Report

Public Health England has produced its annual report on HIV new diagnoses, treatment and care in the UK. Some key points: The number of people living with diagnosed HIV in the UK continues to rise, with 85,489 people seen for HIV care by the end of 2014. Of 85,489 people accessing HIV care in 2014, […]

The UK HIV epidemic

Newly released UK figures show that 3250 gay men were diagnosed with HIV in 2012 – more than in any previous year. Researchers think there are a number of possible explanations for this record number of diagnoses, including increased rates of testing, and ongoing risky sexual behaviour. Just over a third (34%) of gay men […]

World AIDS Day 2011 – HIV Statistics for the UK

Every year, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) buy viagra publishes its annual HIV statistics for the previous year. Key findings for the year are that there is an all-time high for new diagnoses in gay men – an estimated 3000 diagnoses. The proportion of new diagnoses that are termed “late” – when there has been […]