New HIV infections down globally but diagnoses rise for gay men in the UK

Published: November 24, 2009

New HIV infections down globally but diagnoses rise for gay men in the UK

The UNAIDS 2009 AIDS Epidemic Update, released today, shows that new HIV infections are down by 17 per cent over the last eight years around the world.

However, the number of new diagnoses of gay men in Europe has risen with gay men in the UK being particularly affected.

In the last eight years, there has been a 74 per cent rise in diagnoses of infections of gay men in the UK. This is the percentage of new diagnoses, rather than the rate of new infections.

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