In 2015, 6,095 people (4,551 men and 1,537 women*) were newly diagnosed with HIV in the UK. The number of new diagnoses in the UK has continued to decline since a peak in 2005 (7,887), this is largely due to fewer people born in Sub-Saharan Africa arriving into the UK. Reports of AIDS and all-cause deaths among people diagnosed with HIV have remained low since the introduction of effective antiretroviral therapy in the mid-1990s.
Number of men/boys and women/girls newly diagnosed with HIV: United Kingdom, 2006 – 2015
Number of people newly diagnosed with HIV by country of diagnosis: United Kingdom, 2000 – 2015
The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in England has declined since 2005, and has remained around 5,500 since 2010. In Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland the number people newly diagnosed with HIV has been slowly increasing over the decade, however the numbers remain low compared to England.