HIV/AIDS

At the end of 2015, the cumulative number of people diagnosed with HIV in the WHO European Region increased to over 2 million. More than 153 000 new HIV cases contributed to this figure in 2015 – a 7% increase compared to the previous year and the highest annual number since reporting began in the 1980s. Alarmingly, around a third 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.

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HIV cases reach over 2 million for the first time in Europe

Findings from a new report show that, for the first time, the cumulative number of HIV cases in the WHO European Region increased to over 2 million. More than 153 000 new HIV cases contributed to this figure in 2015 – a 7% increase compared to the previous year and the highest annual number since reporting began in the 1980s.

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Guideline on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV

WHO headquarters, 2015