Every year, the Health Protection Agency (HPA)
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 significant damage to the immune system, and immediate treatment for HIV is needed – remains high at 505 of all diagnoses. People diagnosed late are likely to have worse health outcomes than those diagnose soon after infection.
On the more positive side, the standard of HIV treatment and care in the UK remains high, and if people are diagnosed promptly and stick to their treatment, they can see a near-normal life expectancy.
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