The HIV epidemic: global and United Kingdom trends

Valerie Delpech, Peter Kirwan, Alison Brown

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Despite major in-roads in its prevention and management, the HIV pandemic continues to impact some of the world's most vulnerable populations. In 2016 an estimated 36.7 million (34–40 million, estimated boundaries) people were living with the HIV; fewer than half were in receipt of effective treatments, and around about a third were not aware of their infection. The combination of prevention efforts and high-quality HIV care is beginning to produce encouraging declines in new HIV diagnoses in the UK, as well as fewer AIDS cases and HIV-related deaths. Sustained efforts could lead to elimination of local transmission of HIV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-271
Number of pages3
JournalMedicine (United Kingdom)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

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  • HIV epidemiology
  • MRCP
  • UK
  • incidence
  • new diagnoses
  • prevalence


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