(Prevalence of HIV/AIDS in France 2010, by Transmission Method)) "The estimate of the number of new HIV patients since HIV reporting became mandatory in 2003 was 55,168 on 31 December 2010 137. Given reporting delays and under-reporting, in 2010 the number of positive notifications was estimated at 6,265, which is slightly lower than the two preceding years (6,341 in 2009 and 6,340 in 2008).
"In 2010, people infected through intravenous drug use represented no more than 1.13% (71/6,265) of these new cases of infection. The most frequent contamination route is heterosexual intercourse (57% of cases) followed by homosexual intercourse between men (40%) (Cazein et al. 2011). It is still too early to assess the impact of the recommendations (generalised screening and repeated screening amongst exposed populations) of the 2010-2014 French national HIV-AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection plan on HIV surveillance data. In 2008, the incidence of HIV amongst IDUs was estimated at 86 per 100,000 person-years [95% CI, 0-192] (Le Vu et al. 2010). (Table 6-1).
"The number of new AIDS cases amongst IDUs has fallen continuously since the mid-1990s. Whereas IDUs represented a quarter of the people diagnosed at the AIDS stage at that time, they represented only slightly fewer than 8% in 2008 and approximately 5% in 2010 (provisional data)."


l'Observatoire francais des drogues et des toxicomanies (OFDT), "2012 National Report (2011 data) to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: France: New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues (Saint-Denis, France: OFDT, 2012), pp. 92-93.