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There has been a rise in young people with HIV in the region according to a report out today. Today the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University release the latest figures on HIV/AIDS in the region.
Greater Manchester had the highest number of HIV cases in total (4,482). The county also saw the greatest number of new cases (468). The findings taken in 2013 include:
• People aged 15-24 accounted for 14% of those new to services; the equivalent of 2 each week.
• The number of people living with HIV and accessing treatment and care in the north west reached the highest level ever at 7,625; a 4% up on 2012.
• The number of individuals new to services has remained steady with 769 (a 0.4% decrease on the previous year).
• Each year has seen continuing cases among young men who have sex with men (MSM). Over half (51%) of MSM aged under 25 who were living with HIV in the north west of England were new to services in 2013.
• There were 297 heterosexuals new to HIV services in, a 233% increase on the number seen in 2000.
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