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BBC. 2 July, 1999. Dated but provides a brief overview of AIDS in the UK. Visit also the related links included.
covering UK and European statistics, with slides provided
Epidemiology: Numbers of new HIV and AIDS diagnoses and deaths (UK)
At a Glance: HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom
There were dramatic declines in both the reported AIDS cases and deaths (Figure 1), especially among those infected through sex between men (Fig. 2), since 1995. Note however that the reported incidence of total (men and women) cases of HIV diagnosis levelled from 1994-1997 but began to rise again thereafter (Fig. 1). The latter reflects a steady increase in heterosexual transmission of HIV since 1985 (Figure 3). While heterosexual transmission of HIV levelled off during 1993-1997, there was dramatic rate of increase thereafter (Figure 3.) Most of these heterosexual infections happened abroad, with almost two thirds of the total occuring in Africa. Read sex between men and women for more in depth analysis.
The cases of HIV infection among MSM peaked in the mid 1990's, in the
The aforementioned welcome developments may have been misconstrued by younger gay men as though HIV infection can be avoided or that AIDS is curable with the available arsenal of antiretroviral and combination drug therapies. [To date there is still no known cure or vaccine against HIV infection.]
Such misperception may account for the recent resurgence in HIV infection (see news section), suggesting a reversion to engaging in unsafe sexual practices, among younger gays in the
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