Complementary Therapies: Report

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Monday 11th January 2010

HIV/AIDS is a major public health challenge globally. The number of people living with HIV has risen up to 33 million in 2007 (The Joint United Nation Programme on HIV/AIDS [UNAIDS], 2007).

HIV/AIDS is a major public health challenge globally. The number of people living with HIV has risen up to 33 million in 2007 (The Joint United Nation Programme on HIV/AIDS [UNAIDS], 2007). There are an estimated 77,400 people living with HIV in the UK. Of these, there were 7,734 new diagnoses in 2007 (Health Protection Agency [HPA], 2008).

There are cumulatively 5,718 people living with HIV in Scotland up to September 2008 (Health Protection Scotland [HPS], 2008). Seventy percent of people living HIV have received antiretroviral therapy (ARV). Approximately, one in five people infected with HIV are not on treatment (HPA, 2008). There are a number of possible reasons for those who were not accessing treatment.

See attachment for full report.