§ Lord Mason of Barnsley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How much money they have spent on treatment and care of AIDS patients in each of the last five years; how much they have spent into research into the causes of and possible cures for AIDS; and whether they can state which activity out of:
is the most significant route for transmission of the disease.
- (a) drug/syringe abuse
- (b) unprotected heterosexual sex, and
- (c) homosexual activities
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Cumberlege)
The following amounts have been made available to the National Health Service for the treatment and care of AIDS services for patients since 1991–92:—73WA
Year £ million 1991–92 75.5 1992–93 108.3 1993–94 132.7 1994–95 164.3 1995–96 195.1
The amounts spent on HIV/AIDS research are as follows:-
Year £ million 1990–91 18.4 1991–92 20.4 1992–93 20.0 1993–94 21.8 1994–95 22.6 1995–96 not yet available
The expenditure on HIV/AIDS research takes account of the fact that there is relatively little contribution by charities and pharmaceutical companies.
Homosexual activity continues to he the most significant route for transmission of the disease.