Europe Records High Number Of New HIV Cases In 2015; 1 In 7 In Region Unaware Of Status, Reports Show

Deutsche Welle: New HIV infections on the rise in Europe: WHO
“Europe registered the highest number of new HIV cases in a single year in 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, basing the figure on data from the 53 countries included in the U.N. agency’s definition of the European region…” (11/29).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: One in seven people with HIV in E.U. unaware they have virus: report
“One in seven people with HIV in the Europe Union region is unaware they have the virus, seriously hampering efforts to meet a global 2030 deadline for eradicating the AIDS epidemic, a senior health expert said on Tuesday. … Around 810,000 people are believed to be living with HIV in the E.U.’s 28 member countries plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein, the report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows…” (Batha, 11/29).

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