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New HIV diagnoses in UK continue to decline

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6096 (Published 08 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6096
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The number of people with a new HIV diagnosis in the United Kingdom has slightly declined over the past year, although it increased among young gay men and the over 50s, figures from Public Health England have shown.1

New HIV diagnoses in 2013 numbered 6000, down from 6245 in 2012. New diagnoses have continued to decline since they peaked at 7892 in 2005, largely due to a fall in people infected abroad.

The latest statistics showed that the number of people receiving HIV care in 2013 …

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