HIV Statistics

Be better informed about HIV in Scotland

When you look at the facts about HIV in numbers, it’s easy to see why we should all take the virus seriously. Here you’ll find the latest statistics on HIV infection in Scotland, the UK and worldwide.

Scotland

An estimated 6,065 people are living with HIV in Scotland*

  • 5,277 people have been diagnosed
  • Another 788 people may be infected but undiagnosed
  • 1 in every 891 people in Scotland is HIV positive
  • In 2016, there were 285 new diagnoses of HIV in Scotland –  the lowest since 2003

UK

It’s estimated around 101,200 people are living with HIV in the UK

  • 87,700 people have been diagnosed
  • Another 13,500 may be infected but undiagnosed (13% of people living with HIV)
  • 1 in every 643 people in the UK is HIV positive
  • In 2015 there were 6,095 people newly diagnosed with HIV in the UK

Worldwide

An estimated 36.7 million people are living with HIV worldwide**

  • There were 2.1 million new HIV infections in 2015
  • In the same year, there were 1.1 million AIDS related deaths
* Health Protection Scotland diagnoses up to end of December 2016
† Health Protection Agency – data up to the end of 2015
**UNAIDS Factsheet – updated November 2016

Find out more about the impact of HIV worldwide here.