2014 HIV Statistics Update

First Published – 02 Jun 2015

In 2014, 456 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections were reported among Singapore residents. This brings the total number of HIV infected Singapore residents to 6,685 as of end 2014, of whom 1,737 have died.

Sexual transmission remains the main mode of HIV transmission among Singapore residents.  Of the 456 cases reported in 2014, 440 cases (96%) acquired the infection through the sexual route. There was only one case who acquired HIV through intravenous drug use while the route of infection could not be determined for 15 cases .

Almost half of the new cases reported in 2014 were between 30 and 49 years of age. The majority of new cases were males (93%). Of the males, 68% were single. In 2014, 49% of the new cases already had late-stage HIV infection2 when they were diagnosed, compared to 41% in 2013 and 48% in 2012.

– Ministry of Health, Singapore