§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information is collected nationally to show(a) the number of people aged 65 years or over diagnosed as being infected with HIV and (b) the number of people aged 65 years or over found to have a sexually transmitted disease; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sackville
Reports of HIV infections are made to the communicable disease surveillance centre and communicable disease (Scotland) unit.
To December 1992, 88 HIV-infected individuals had been reported aged 65 and over. Information on other sexually transmitted diseases is collected only for the age category 45 and over. In 1991, 3,290 genito-urinary medicine clinic attendees were in this age band.