Record number of people diagnosed with HIV in Northern Ireland

NEW statistics show that 934 people are now known to be living with HIV in Northern Ireland – the highest number ever on record.

Eighty-one men and 22 women were diagnosed during 2015, bringing the total being treated for the virus which damages the immune system to almost three times what it was in 2006.

The 103 cases of HIV diagnosis last year [2015] is the highest number ever to be recorded in a single year.

It is estimated that hundreds more do not know that they have HIV.

Detail Data has examined the newly released 2015 HIV surveillance data for the UK and, in a joint project with the dedicated HIV charity Positive Life, we tell the stories of five people living with the virus in Northern Ireland.

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