The PHE Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles has also been updated this morning. The profiles present epidemiological data about new HIV diagnoses and people receiving HIV care at national, regional and local levels and are based on place of residence. The profiles include existing indicators and seven new indicators including ART initiation and viral suppression.


PHE will publish the annual HIV report in mid-November; this report will contain a more detailed picture of HIV in the UK and will combine modelled estimates of undiagnosed HIV infection and incidence together with public health commentary and recommendations.


Below is a summary of data from a perspective on Greater Manchester:


Manchester has seen a decline in new diagnosis with 112 new HIV diagnosis in 2018 compared to 124 in 2017 and 136 in 2016. This is nearly a 10% decrease since previous year and 32% since 2014.


Greater Manchester diagnosis fell from 289 in 2017 to 253 in 2018 12.45% decline.


The Greaeter Manchester picture is mixed with falls in 7 LAs and 2 increases with Salford having the same number (40) Bury diagnosis increased from 10 to 18 and Tameside from 14 to 21 whilst Oldham fell from 18 to 8 and Wigan 20 down to 12.


The new diagnosis rate per 100,00 aged +15 in Manchester in 2018 was 25.3 compared to 28.1 previous year. 2014 was 38.7.


Greater Manchester fell from 12.8 to 11.2. England fell from 9.4 to 8.8


in 2018 75.6% of Manchester residents diagnosed with HIV in commenced antiretroviral therapy (ART) within 90 days of diagnosis.


Greater Manchester 75.7 and England 79.1


Big variations across Greater Manchester with Rochdale at 50.0, Bury 57.5, Wigan 88.9, Bolton 83.1


97.3% or people accessing HIV treatment and care in Manchester are virally suppressed and have an undetectable viral load (Greater Manchester 97.4, England 97.2 NW 97.1)


Manchester's diagnosed prevalence rate in 2018 was 6.21 this compares to 6.19 in 2017 (GM 3.05)


Only 3 GM areas have a rate below 2 (Wigan, Oldham and Stockport)


Bury Tameside and Trafford have new rates above 2.0 having previously been below.

Tuesday, 3 September, 2019




George House Trust’s long-term goal is to ensure we are in a position to continue to support anyone who is newly diagnosed, living with HIV or affected by HIV across the North West of England.


If you would like to help inform our future plans then we would ask you to complete a short survey which can be accessed here.


All your responses will remain strictly confidential.

Friday, 13 September, 2019





We are excited to be working with Positively UK to launch Manchester’s very first ‘Catwalk4Power’.


The event is organised by women living with HIV and aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by women living with the virus.  There will be a series of workshops that aim to empower participants and the project will culminate in a Catwalk where women can showcase their talent and beauty.


Join us on Saturday 28th September, 1pm at George House Trust for an information session run by Mel and Neo from Positively UK where you can find out more about the project.


The first workshop is scheduled to run on Saturday 5th October, 10.00am – 3.30pm at George House Trust.  We can reimburse travel expenses, lunch will be provided and we can subsidise childcare.


If you have any questions, email Joshua or call 0161 274 4499.

Friday, 13 September, 2019

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