Number Of HIV Diagnoses Among Over-50s Increasing In 16 European Countries, Study Says

BBC News: Rise in new HIV cases in over-50s — study
“An increasing number of older people are being diagnosed with HIV across Europe, according to a new study. Researchers from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control looked at diagnosis rates in 31 countries between 2004 and 2015…” (Mazumdar, 9/27).

CNN: Rise in HIV diagnoses among people over 50 in Europe
“…Between 2004 and 2015, the number of new HIV diagnoses increased by 2.1 percent each year among this age group, with people over 50 accounting for 17.3 percent of new HIV cases diagnosed in Europe in 2015…” (Senthilingam, 9/27).

The Guardian: HIV rates climbing among over-50s in U.K. and Europe, researchers warn
“…The study’s authors suggest that the over-50s may be either complacent or ignorant of the risks of HIV, which has dropped out of the headlines since it became a treatable disease. Their doctors also tend to assume that older people are not running risks through unsafe sex…” (Boseley, 9/26).

Reuters: HIV rates on rise among over 50s in Europe
“…The rate of diagnosis in older people increased in 16 European countries, including Britain, Belgium, Germany, and Ireland. By 2015, it found, rates of HIV among over 50s were highest in Estonia, Latvia, Malta, and Portugal…” (Kelland, 9/26).

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