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HIV in the UK

freedoms Shop Y HIV in the UK Despite advances in diagnoses and treatment, HIV is still a very real problem in the UK. One of the most important weapons in the battle against the onset and spread of HIV is knowledge, so here is a simple breakdown of some startling facts about HIV in the UK today INCREASED HIV CARE Over the past decade, the number of people who receive HIV care in the UK has more than doubled. More than 100,000 people live with HIV in the UK 25% of those living with HIV are unaware of their condition More than 80,000 people received HIV treatment in the UK in 2013 55,200 MEN 26,300 WOMEN received HIV received HIV treatment treatment in 2013 in 2013 从 MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be the group most affected by HIV infection. More than 43,000 MSM live with HIV in the UK 3,250 MSM were diagnosed with HIV in the UK in 2013 1/26 MSM outside London live with HIV An estimated 7,200 MSM in the UK live with undiagnosed HIV 1/8 MSM in London live with HIV HETEROSEXUAL MEN AND WOMEN HIV and Aids still affects heterosexual men and women in the UK. Almost 60,000 people living in the UK acquired HIV infection through heterosexual contact The number of heterosexual people diagnosed with HIV has halved over the past decade 3,100 Late Diagnoses The number of late diagnoses amongst heterosexual people has fallen from 2003 3,100 to 1,200 in this period 1,200 Late Diagnoses 2013 THE BLACK AFRICAN COMMUNITY The Black African community of the UK living with HIV constitutes two-thirds of all heterosexual diagnoses in the country. 38% of Black African men and 31% of Black African women living with HIV are unaware of their infection Almost 40,000 Black Africans in the UK live with HIV Rates of undiagnosed HIV infection were higher outside of London than within the capital IMPROVED DIAGNOSIS RATES Early recognition and diagnosis can increase the quality of life and care options available to those affected by HIV. 6,000 320 people were diagnosed with HIV in the UK in 2013 people were reported with AIDS in the UK in 2013 Late diagnoses fell from 57% to 42% over the past decade 25% Early diagnosis can lead to of people living with HIV are near-normal life span 50 years expectancy and over ADVANTAGES OF KNOWING YOUR STATUS Hiding away from the truth can potentially endanger your health and the health of your partners. There are a number of advantages of learning your HIV status. 林 Early detection can reduce the risk of transmitting the disease by 96% Preventative measures can be taken to protect non-HIV positive partners Early detection can allow HIV positive people live an average of 11 years longer HIV women can healthily 63 manage a pregnancy without passing the disease onto the baby with HIV medication and care The UK's first HIV Home Testing Kit can now be bought online from freedoms Shop Resources: HE_HIV_annual_report_draft_Final_07-01-2015.pdf

HIV in the UK

shared by nadiabanc on Jul 15
Despite significant advances in treatment, HIV remains a very real problem in the UK. NHS-run sexual health service Freedoms Shop have created this infographic to explore the increase in HIV care in t...


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