Monday, 20 April 2015

HIV patients in UK are living longer, new data reveals

HIV patients in UK are living longer, new data reveals Figures released by House of Commons to HIV charity Positively UK show number of people seeking medical care with the virus as secondary diagnosis has risen by 301% since 2003-4

The number of patients with HIV being admitted to hospital in England has more than doubled in a decade – suggesting those with the virus are living for longer, official statistics show.

There were 29,870 admissions in 2013-14, compared with 12,796 in 2003-04, with the rise predominately down to the big increase in the number of cases where the patient’s HIV was not the primary reason for treatment. Continue reading... The Guardian

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