Publication of HIV infection in Scotland: Quarterly report to 31 March 2018

19 June 2018

Article: 52/2401

On 19 June 2018, Health Protection Scotland (HPS) published the latest HIV surveillance report, showing the diagnoses data to the end of March 2018.

During the first quarter of 2018, NHSScotland laboratories reported positive HIV-antibody test results for 75 individuals not previously recorded as HIV-positive. It is estimated that there are currently 5,144 persons living in Scotland who have been diagnosed HIV-positive. Of these, 4,693 HIV-infected individuals are currently attending specialist services for monitoring and treatment. Including recently reported persons who may not as yet have recorded an attendance, this represents 94% of the estimated number of diagnosed individuals currently living in Scotland. Across Scotland, 97% of persons attending for monitoring are receiving anti-retroviral therapy.