New HIV diagnosis rate among adults (aged 15+) by PHE centre of residence: England, 2015
New HIV diagnosis rates varied by PHE centre of residence. In 2015, London had the highest rate (28.2 new HIV diagnoses per 100,000) and the South West had the lowest rate (4.5 new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 population). Over 50% of the new HIV diagnoses in London, the North West, the North East and the South East were attributable to sex between men, in comparison to the East of England which had the highest proportion of new diagnoses attributable to heterosexual contact.
Figures presented above are adjusted for missing exposure.
Proportion of people diagnosed with HIV at a late stage of infection by exposure category: United Kingdom, 2006 – 2015
Over the last decade, the proportion and number of adults diagnosed late has declined from 56% (4,159/7,439) in 2006 to 39% (2,363/6,095) in 2015, and across all exposure categories. This decline was steepest among men who have sex with men (MSM), with 42% (1,128/2,670) in 2006 compared to 30% (995/3,320) in 2015.
Among heterosexual men and women combined the proportion diagnosed late reduced from 65% to 51%, with the number more than halving from 2,817 to 1,211 over the decade. Overall levels remain unacceptably high, with 39% diagnosed late in 2015.