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

Around 6,150 people are living with HIV in Scotland*

  • 5,111 people have been diagnosed
  • Around 1,050 people may be infected but undiagnosed
  • 1 in every 872 people in Scotland is HIV positive
  • In 2015, there were 361 new diagnoses of HIV in Scotland –  that’s around one new case a day

UK

It’s estimated around 104,000 people are living with HIV in the UK

  • 85,600 people have been diagnosed
  • Another 18,000 may be infected but undiagnosed or very recently diagnosed (24% of people living with HIV)
  • 1 in every 628 people in the UK is HIV positive
  • In 2014 there were over 6,000 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 June 2015
† Health Protection Agency – data up to the end of 2013
**UNAIDS reported figures up to the end of 2014

Find out more about the impact of HIV worldwide here.