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HIV Case Numbers Increasing In Europe, Central Asia, WHO Warns

News outlets report on a WHO warning issued on Thursday that the number of HIV cases in Europe and Central Asia is increasing.

Deutsche Welle: WHO warns on HIV spread in Europe and Central Asia
“The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday that the HIV/AIDS virus remains a very present danger in Europe and Central Asia, with 80 percent more new HIV cases in 2013 compared with 2004…” (11/27).

Reuters: Europe and Central Asia failing to curb spread of HIV: WHO
“Despite major advances in treating and preventing HIV, Europe and Central Asia have failed to tackle the epidemic, with some 136,000 people becoming newly infected with the incurable AIDS virus last year, health officials said on Thursday…” (Kelland, 11/27).

UPI: Russia warns of HIV/AIDS epidemic
“…The virus, which causes AIDS, infected 136,235 people in Eastern Europe and Central Asia last year, an 80 percent increase over 2012, the WHO and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control reported, adding 80,000 of those cases were in Russia. Previously, Eastern Europe and Central Asia reported annual declines in AIDS cases in the past decade…” (Adamczyk, 11/27).