Latest UK Statistics

These pages contain in-depth UK statistics on HIV sourced from Public Health England (formerly the Health Protection Agency).

These pages contain in-depth UK statistics on HIV sourced from Public Health England (formerly Health Protection Agency).

In November each year Public Health England publishes information on HIV. This data relates to HIV in 2012 and are the latest available.

How many people are living with HIV in the UK?

By the end of 2012, an estimated 98,400 people were living with HIV in the UK, including about 77,610 people diagnosed with HIV and 21,900 who were infected but undiagnosed. Read more

How many people have HIV but don’t know it?

Approximately 21,900 people living with HIV in the UK were unaware of their infection. Read more

How many HIV tests are carried out?

The number of HIV tests performed in sexual health services increased to 902,610 in 2012. Read more

How many people were diagnosed with HIV in 2012?

In 2012, 6,360 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in the UK.  Read more

How many people with HIV are being diagnosed late?

In 2012, just under half (47%) of adults newly diagnosed were diagnosed at a late stage of HIV infection (CD4 count below 350 cells/mm³ within 91 days of diagnosis), when they should already have started treatment. read more

Deaths amongst people living with HIV

In 2012 less than 1% of people with HIV died. This is comparable to mortality for the UK general population as a whole. Read more

How many men who have sex with men are living with HIV in the UK?

In 2012, an estimated 41,100 men who have sex with men (MSM) were living with HIV in the UK, including about 33,964 diagnosed MSM receiving HIV care and a further estimated 7,300 undiagnosed. Read more

How many black Africans are living with HIV in the UK?

In 2012, an estimated 31,800 African born heterosexuals were living with HIV in the UK of whom about 23% remained undiagnosed. Read more

How many black Caribbeans are living with HIV in the UK?

In 2012 there were 2,306 black Caribbean people in the UK living with a diagnosed HIV infection and receiving HIV care.  We do not have an estimate for the total number of black Caribbean people living with HIV in the UK. Read more

How many older people are living with HIV in the UK?

Over the past decade, there has been a shift in the age distribution of those accessing care. In 2012, 1 in 4 of all adults seen for HIV care were aged 50 years and over. Read more