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New HIV cases in England and Wales increase by 20% in past year

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:425
  1. Stephen Pincock
  1. London

    The number of new cases of HIV diagnosed in England and Wales rose by 20% between 2002 and 2003, triggering anxiety among public health authorities.

    “The year on year increase we are observing in the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections isa cause for considerable concern,” said Dr Barry Evans from the Health Protection Agency, which released the figures last week. “HIV is an infection that is here to stay.”

    So far, 5047 new HIV diagnoses have been recorded for 2003, compared with 4204 at the same timelast year. This follows the 26% increase that took place from 2001 to …

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