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UK report warns of continued increase in HIV infection

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 25 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1258
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The number of people infected with HIV is continuing to increase in the United Kingdom, warned a report published this week.

    “The figures at the end of 2003 remain startling,” noted the report, Focus on Prevention, which was the second annual surveillance report from the Health Protection Agency. Surveillance data showed an estimated 53 000 people had HIV in the United Kingdom at the end of 2003. Just over a quarter (27%) of these were unaware of their infection.

    The number of new HIV diagnoses in 2003 was 6606—more than double …

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