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HSE, Health Protection Surveillance Centre. (2016) HIV in Ireland 2015. Dublin: Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

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There were 485 HIV notifications in Ireland in 2015, giving a rate of 10.6 per 100,000 population, the highest rate ever reported in Ireland. ECDC reported a rate of 5.9 per 100,000 population in 2014 for countries in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) (1). Between 2010 and 2014, HIV diagnosis rates in Ireland were stable but increased by 30% between 2014 and 2015. This increase was mainly confined to HSE East (where a 38% increase in rate was seen). A number of factors contributed to the increase in HSE East, including an improvement to the national surveillance case definition introduced in January 2015 which resulted in improved sensitivity, timeliness and increased number of notifications; an outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID) (2); and an increase in diagnoses among migrant men who have sex with men (MSM).


Date:October 2016
Pages:33 p.
Publisher:Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Corporate Creators:HSE, Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV infection
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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