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How common is HIV?

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Anyone can get HIV, but people from some groups or parts of the world are more likely to be affected. Find out more about HIV in the UK.

  • In 2015, it's estimated that 101,200 people in the UK were living with HIV
  • We have a more up-to-date estimate for England-only, with the estimate in 2016 being 89,400 were living with HIV.
  • In 2016, a total of 5,164 people were diagnosed with HIV in the UK.
  • New diagnoses have been declining since their peak in 2015.
  • In 2016 there was an 18% drop in new diagnoses
  • The estimated number of people with undiagnosed HIV is 10,400.

For more details see our 'HIV in the UK' section.

You can find out specific information about HIV among men who have sex with menheterosexuals and people who inject drugs.

All data is from Public Health England.



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