Evidence Exchange of LGBT Statistics

Welcome to LGBT Foundation’s Evidence Exchange, an evidence base of statistics about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) needs and experiences.

Topics range from healthcare to homophobia and schools to safer sex. The evidence base is continuously updated to include new research, and all records include as much information about the statistic as possible.

Watch the video or click on the links below to find out how to use the Evidence Exchange and how it can help you.

To access the full Evidence Exchange you need to register with LGBT Foundation –  please click here

Who is the Evidence Exchange for? | How to use the Evidence Exchange
Adding your research to the Evidence Exchange | Evidence Exchange glossary & search help

  • Search: 
  • Year: 
  • -
Over one third of people feel that their employer should inform them if one of their colleagues is HIV positive.

Topics:
Sexual Health: Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment

Year: 0

read more
85% of the public agree that all young people should be taught about HIV at secondary school to ensure they have a good understanding of the condition by the time they leave (unchanged since 2010).

Topics:
Sexual Health: Education, Education, Education, Education, Education

Year: 2014

read more
Well over two thirds of people agree that if a family member told them they were HIV positive it would not damage their relationship.

Topics:
Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

read more
Over two thirds of the public agree they would be comfortable with a colleague living with HIV.

Topics:
Sexual Health: Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment

Year: 2014

read more
51% disagree with the statement ‘I don’t have much sympathy for people with HIV if they were infected through unprotected sex’ (compared with 44% in 2010).

Topics:
Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

read more
Most people agree that if they found out their neighbour was HIV positive, it wouldn't affect their realtionship.

Topics:
Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

read more
There is growing support for the idea that people with HIV deserve the same level of respect and support as people with cancer.

Topics:
Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

read more
Over a third of people surveyed incorrectly think that there are no effective ways to prevent a pregnant woman from passing HIV to her baby during pregnancy and childbirth.

Topics:
Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

read more
69% correctly think the statement ‘in the UK, if someone becomes infected with HIV they will probably die within three years’ is false.

Topics:
Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

read more
Just a fifth of the public know the statement ‘the risk of someone who is taking effective HIV treatment passing on HIV through sex is extremely low’ to be true.

Topics:
Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

read more
Rectal chlamydial infection is common amongst men who have sex with men (MSM), a study found that it was detected in 7.2% in MSM.

Topics:
Sexual Health: STIs

Year: 2004

read more
A survey conducted in Scotland of gay and bisexual men found;14.4% were always and 63.4% were sometimes drunk during unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) and 22.2% always/sometimes used stimulants or other recreational/illicit drugs. Men who reported always being drunk during UAI were more likely to report UAI with 2+ partners, casual partners, and partners of unknown/discordant HIV status, than men who were not.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs
Sexual Health: Condom Use

Year: 0

read more
Between January 1999 and December 2001 a high number of cases of early syphilis were identified in Manchester. Most (90%) occurred in men who have sex with men, 50% of whom were HIV-positive.

Topics:
Sexual Health: STIs

Year: 2004

read more
51.7% of men who have sex with men and diagnosed with HIV, had insertive unprotected anal sex, fewer (34.8%) had done so with men whose status they did not know and fewer again (14.0%) had done so with a partner they knew or thought to be HIV negative.

Topics:
Sexual Health: Condom Use

Year: 2009

read more
41.5% of men who have sex with men, and whose last test was HIV negative, had receptive unprotected anal sex in the last year, far fewer (16.0%) had done so with a partner of unknown status and only 2.0% had done so with a man they knew to have HIV.

Topics:
Sexual Health: Condom Use

Year: 2009

read more
A report from 2009 found that less than 50% of of men who have sex with men had been tested for HIV in the previous year.

Topics:
Sexual Health: HIV Testing

Year: 2009

read more
Over a quarter of men who have sex with men have never tested for HIV.

Topics:
Sexual Health: HIV Testing

Year: 2009

read more
In 2011, 19% of gonorrhoea cases reported nationally were in men who have sex with men.

Topics:
Sexual Health: STIs

Year: 2011

read more
Vulvovaginal candidiasis was common in women who have sex with women (18.4%) and was significantly associated with larger numbers of female sexual partners in the previous year.

Topics:
Sexual Health: Other

Year: 2008

read more
One in five young LGBT people said they found it difficult to ask for what they wanted in relationships.

Year: 2007

read more