Latest UK HIV Statistics

These pages contain in-depth UK statistics on HIV sourced from Public Health England.

The latest data on HIV in the UK is from 2014 and is taken from Public Health England’s (PHE) detailed data tables and situation report.

In the UK, certain groups experience a disproportionate burden of HIV, especially men who have sex with men, black African people and black Caribbean people. Public Health England (PHE) releases data specifically about these groups, which we have included below.

You can read PHE's annual report on HIV in the UK and access the data on the PHE website.

[Please note: due to a change in their methodology, Public Health England have revised their estimates of the number of people living with HIV in the UK. The 2013 estimate has been reduced from over 107,000 to just under 100,000 (99,960), meaning that the figure for 2014 of 103,700 still represents an increase in the number of people living with HIV.]

Number of people living with HIV in the UK

There are an estimated 103,700 people living with HIV in the UK. Read more

Undiagnosed HIV

Approximately 18,100 (17%) people living with HIV in the UK are unaware of their HIV infection and have not yet been diagnosed. Read more

Number of HIV tests performed

Over 980,000 HIV tests were performed in sexual health clinics in 2014. Read more

New HIV diagnoses

In 2014, 6,151 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in the UK. Read more 

Late HIV diagnosis

In 2014, 40% of adults newly diagnosed HIV were diagnosed late, after they should have started treatment. read more

Men who have sex with men

Around 1 in 20 men who have sex with men (MSM) living in the UK has HIV. 3,360 men who have sex with men were diagnosed with HIV in 2014, the highest level of new diagnoses yet. MSM represent almost 55% of people diagnosed with HIV in 2014. Read more 

Black African people

Black African people make up 1.8% of the UK population but 29% of all people living with HIV. Read more  

Black Caribbean people

In 2014 there were 2,649 black Caribbean people in the UK living with diagnosed HIV and accessing HIV care. Read more 

Older people and HIV

Over the past decade, there has been a shift in the age distribution of those accessing care. In 2014, almost half (48%) of all people seen for HIV care were aged 45 and over. Those aged over 55 account for 15%. Read more