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A fifth of people with HIV are unaware they are infected, report says

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 22 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7024
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

The number of people infected with HIV in the United Kingdom is approaching 100 000 and more than a fifth remain unaware of their infection, Public Health England estimates in a new report.1

It puts the total figure of those with the infection in 2012 at 98 400 (95% confidence interval 93 500 to 104 300) and believes that 21 900 of these do not know they are infected.

The number of new infections detected in 2012 was 6360, a …

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