Written Answers. - AIDS Statistics.

Seán Power

Ceist:

238 Mr. Power asked the Minister for Health the number of patients suffering from AIDS in this country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16798/96]

Seán Power

Ceist:

239 Mr. Power asked the Minister for Health the number of people who have died from AIDS in this country in each of the past five years. [16799/96]

Limerick East): I intend to take Questions Nos. 238 and 239 together.

The number of AIDS cases at 31 March 1996 was 514. The number of deaths from AIDS over the past five years is as follows:

Year

Number of Deaths

1991

21

1992

42

1993

44

1994

44

1995

46

1996(to 31/3/96)

11