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  • Quarterly Report on HIV, Quarter 2, 2012 – Ireland

    Posted on September 14th, 2012 TimB No comments

    This report presents data on new HIV diagnoses notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in Quarter 2 2012. Since 1 st January, 2012, HIV cases have been reported to HPSC on a weekly basis using the Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting (CIDR) system. HIV data for this report were extracted from the CIDR system on 7 th August 2012. A detailed annual HIV report will be published in 2013.
    Key Points – Quarter 2 2012

    •  There were 68 new diagnoses of HIV infection notified to the HPSC in Quarter 2 2012.
    • Of the 68 new diagnoses in Quarter 2 31 (45.6%) were men who have sex with men (MSM), 21 (30.9%) were heterosexuals and 1
    • (1.5%) was an Injecting Drug User (IDU). No Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT) cases were reported in Quarter 2.    71% (48) were male and 29% (20) were female.
    •  Median age was 34 years (range 19?71 years).
    • The total number of new HIV diagnoses notified in Quarter 1&2 2012 is 157.   Up to the 30 th August, 2012, 114 enhanced forms (72%) had been received by Departments of Public Health


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