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Nearly 50 000 adults in the United Kingdom now have HIV

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7426.1245-a (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1245
  1. Stephen Pincock
  1. London

    The number of people infected with HIV in the United Kingdom increased by almost 20% between 2001 and 2002, from 41 700 to 49 500, says a report published by the Health Protection Agency to mark world AIDS day, 1 December.

    Also, the proportion of people who acquire their infection in the United Kingdom, as opposed to overseas, is increasing, the report says.

    Kevin Fenton, a public health consultant on HIV at the agency, said, “World …

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