The latest HIV surveillance report provides a summary of HIV diagnoses data in Scotland to the end of December 2018. This newly formatted report replaces the routine quarterly report and describes the data on:
- first ever diagnoses in Scotland
- recent infections by transmission risk category
- individuals previously diagnosed elsewhere but now reported in Scotland
- the cohort of individuals diagnosed and living with HIV in Scotland at the end of December 2018
At the end of December 2018, HIV-antibody positive test results for 318 individuals not previously recorded as HIV-positive were received from NHS Scotland laboratories. Of these, 194 were first ever HIV diagnoses and 124 had been previously diagnosed outwith Scotland, but were newly reported in Scotland during 2018. It is estimated that there are 5,375 individuals living with HIV in Scotland of whom 3,935 are male and 1,440 are female.
A further report later in the year will present data on access to specialist HIV care and treatment, and outcomes of infection.