the UK is home to around 250,000 people of Latin American origin. Roughly half live in London. yet...

Latin Americans accounted for 2,127 [3.8%] of the 55,556 UK adults diagnosed with HIV between 2008 – 2017.

Among all Latin Americans diagnosed with HIV between 2008 and 2017, Brazil was the most common country of birth [57%], followed by Colombia [13%], then Venezuela [6%].

1 in 6 MSM newly diagnosed with HIV in 2017 were Latin American.

For 47% [799 of 1,689] of Latin American diagnoses in 2008–2017 with data reported, the UK was the probable country of infection.

Higher rate of late diagnosis of HIV among Latin Americans living with HIV in the UK than among the general population. The proportion of Latin Americans diagnosed late was 33% in 2008–2017.

In 2017, 2.2% [2,019 of 93,029] of all people receiving HIV specialist care in the UK with country of birth data were Latin American.
Source: HIV Medicine [2019] - Published on behalf of the British HIV Association and the European AIDS Clinical Society.