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More Than 3000 UK Gay Men Diagnosed With HIV In 2010

According to an official report more than 100000 people in Britain are predicted to be living with HIV by the end of this year

The Press Association reports:

An estimated 91,500 people in the UK were living with the disease in 2010, with a quarter of those unaware they had it, Health Protection Agency (HPA) data showed. The figure is up on the 86,500 living with the condition in 2009.

Of the 6,660 people newly diagnosed with HIV in 2010, half came forward for testing after a time when treatment should ideally have started.

In 2010, more than 3,000 gay men were diagnosed with HIV – the highest ever annual figure. One in 20 gay men are now infected with HIV nationally, rising to one in 11 in London.

But heterosexual men remain the most likely group to be diagnosed late, at 63% compared with 39% of gay men and 58% of heterosexual women.

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