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Number Of New HIV Cases Continues To Grow In Eastern Europe, New Report Shows, Calls For Urgent Action

CNN: HIV diagnoses at all-time high in Eastern Europe, report says
“The HIV epidemic in Europe is still growing at an alarming rate, particularly in Eastern Europe, according to a new report. The number of new HIV diagnoses in the region continued to rise in 2017, but the pace of the increase is slowing, according to the report from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe…” (Britton, 11/28).

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Report: Most New European HIV Cases Last Year Arose In Ukraine, Russia
“Almost 160,000 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe last year, with three-quarters of the new cases arising in Ukraine and Russia, two European health agencies said on November 28. … The overall trend suggested the European region would not achieve the U.N. target of eliminating HIV/AIDS by 2030…” (11/28).

Reuters: New cases of HIV rise in Eastern Europe, decline in the West
“… ‘It’s hard to talk about good news in the face of another year of unacceptably high numbers of people infected with HIV,’ said Zsuzsanna Jakab, director of the WHO regional office. Calling on governments and health officials to recognize the seriousness of the situation, she urged them: ‘Scale up your response now’…” (11/27).