Approximately 2.2 million were living with HIV in 2012 in the WHO European Region, and the numbers are still rising. Alarmingly, around half of those people do not know that they are infected. Despite the progress in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support across the Region over the last decade, the response to the HIV epidemic still faces many challenges. These challenges include the unknown HIV status in many individuals, late treatment initiation, low access to treatment, coinfection with tuberculosis, and coinfection with hepatitis.

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World Aids Day events in Slovenia focus on prevention and early testing

World AIDS Day and the European HIV Testing Week were marked in Slovenia with a national conference on 27 November 2014 organized by the National Institute of Public Health in cooperation with the WHO Country Office in Slovenia and the Ministry of Health.