Thursday, 29 November 2018

HIV/Aids was back in the headlines after several years out, so I thought I'd check the stats.

This is what the 'elite' tell you...
But if you look at the figures that matter...


Only 0.06% of the straight white UK population have HIV. Almost no one - yet it has soaked up £bn's that could have been spent on elderly care, hip replacements, cataracts, and other services that the huge bulk of the UK population thought they were paying in to the NHS to cover...

Who has HIV? Where has this money gone?... I took a quick look...

OK, so from a number of googled sources (mostly the first reliablish site that turned up - 2016 was the most complete recent year for stats)...

Number of people with HIV in the UK:

GroupNumber of CasesTotal in UK Population% of Group Infected% of UK Infections
White Gay Men
35,314
570,857
6.10
35
Black Gay Men
5,886
95,143
6.10
6
White Straight Men
11,400
27,943,543
0.04
11
Black Straight Men
16,400
4,090,457
0.40
16
White Straight Women
5,000
29,037,600
0.02
5
Black Straight Women
26,000
4,262,400
0.61
26

NB: The 6.10 for %age of group infected for black and white men is an artefact of a source citing 2% of men in the UK identifying as gay - so it is not possible to specifically separate black/white proportions from that specific figure.

The sources used were:-

-->https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/602942/HIV_in_the_UK_report.pdf -->https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/culturalidentity/sexuality/bulletins/sexualidentityuk/2016

-->https://www.avert.org/professionals/hiv-around-world/western-central-europe-north-america/uk

-->https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demography_of_the_United_Kingdom

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