This release provides data relating to new HIV diagnoses reported to HPS by NHS Scotland laboratories for the period 1 January to 31 March 2019.
The number of new diagnoses includes
- first ever HIV diagnoses
- diagnoses previously recorded elsewhere, but newly reported in Scotland during this period
- the cohort of individuals diagnosed and living with HIV in Scotland at 31 March 2019
From January to March 2019, NHS Scotland laboratories reported positive HIV-antibody test results for 79 individuals not previously recorded on the HPS HIV database.
Of these, 41 (52%) were first ever HIV diagnoses and 38 (48%) had been previously diagnosed elsewhere but were newly reported in Scotland during this period.
Allowing for the migration of an estimated 1,561 infected individuals, those who have not attended for more than ten years (261), and for the 2,203 (23%) known to have died, 5,431 individuals are estimated to be living in Scotland who have been diagnosed HIV-positive, of whom 73% (3,980) are male and 27% are female (1,451).