HIV in the UK – 2019 reports and data

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base

The full HIV in the UK epidemiological reports are now online.

The results include reporting a continued drop in new diagnoses, especially among gay and bisexual men. Overall new diagnoses dropped from 6278 in 2014 to 4453 in 2018. In gay men this drop was from 3480 in 2014 to 2250 in 2018.

The estimated drop in new infections (HIV incidence) has also dropped in gay and bisexual men: from approximately 2,800 in 2012 to 800 in 2018.

Overall, approximately 7,500 people are not yet diagnosed, half of who are gay and bisexual men. Late diagnosis continues to be a major concern in all demographic groups, including, for example in more than 30% of gay men.

In the UK, UNAIDS 90:90:90 targets are reached with 93% of people diagnosed, 97% of those diagnosed are on ART, and 97% of those on ART have undetectable viral load.

The full reports and dataset are available online, including analyses for all demographics.

The 2019 reports are based on data until December 2018.


Public Health England. HIV in the UK: towards zero HIV transmissions by 2030, 2019 report (88 pages)

HIV in the UK: towards zero HIV transmissions by 2030, 2019 appendix (28 pages)

Prevalence of HIV infection in the UK in 2018 (6 pages)

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