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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-13636: James Kelly (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 21 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the number of HIV infections there were among people who inject drugs in (a) Glasgow and (b) the rest of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area following the recent outbreak of the condition, and how many (a) died and (b) are in sustained HIV treatment with a reduced viral load.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 5 February 2018

Data provided by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde reports that there have been 109 new confirmed HIV infection cases in people who inject drugs since 2015, predominantly within Glasgow. The number of cases identified outwith Glasgow is less than 5 therefore figures are not disclosed.

Work is on-going within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to identify information relating to number of deaths and those in sustained HIV treatment with a reduced viral load.