Glasgow in grip of "unusual" HIV outbreak as the number of new cases soar
Glasgow is in the grip of a HIV outbreak after the number of new cases through drug injection more than trebled in a year.3 Sep 2015
HIV - human immunodeficiency virus - attacks the immune system, and weakens the ability to fight infections and disease.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) usually sees about 10 cases of HIV through drug injection each year. But since the start of this year there have already been 36 cases identified.
Health workers are concerned about the spike and measures are in place to encourage people not to share needles and to use protection during sexual intercourse.
There is also a push to encourage people who might be at risk to get tested and seek treatment.
The health board usually sees about 115 new cases of HIV a year.Share this on: