We regularly update our statistics, making sure you have access to the most up to date information about HIV and hepatitis C.
Here are the latest statistics on HIV.
- It’s estimated that 6,122 people are living with HIV in Scotland
- 5,617 people have been diagnosed
- Another 505 may be infected but are undiagnosed
- In 2019, there were 326 people in Scotland diagnosed with HIV
Scotland has now reached the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets:
- 91% of people living with HIV have been diagnosed
- 98% of those diagnosed and attending specialist services are receiving treatment
- 94% of those on treatment are undetectable
- It’s estimated around 103,800 people are living with HIV in the UK
- Of these, around 7,500 may be infected but are undiagnosed
- 93% of people living with HIV are diagnosed
- 97% of them are on treatment
- 97% of them are undetectable
- 38m people globally are living with HIV
- In 2019, there were 1.7m new HIV infections – this is a 40% decrease in new infections since 1997
- 21.7m people were accessing antiretroviral therapy as of 2017, compared to 19.4m in 2016.
- 81% people living with HIV globally know their status
For further statistical information about HIV in Scotland, visit Health Protection Scotland’s Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework Data Portal.
Here are the latest statistics on Hepatitis C.
- An estimated 21,000 people in Scotland are living with chronic hepatitis C
- As many as 10,500 (50%) of these people have never been diagnosed – meaning they cannot access effective treatments
- In 2018, there were 1,423 new cases of hepatitis C diagnosed in Scotland, and over 2,600 people started treatment
- It is estimated that around 143,000 people are living with hepatitis C in the UK
- Hepatitis C related deaths fell by 19% between 2015 and 2018
- Since 2014, numbers accessing treatment have more than doubled with 15,200 treatment initiations by 2018/19
- An estimated 71 million people globally are living with chronic hepatitis C
- An estimated 399,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver diseases
For further statistical information about hepatitis C in Scotland, visit Health Protection Scotland’s Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework Data Portal.