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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World TB Day: leave no one behind

The WHO European Region marks World TB Day on 24 March 2017 under the global theme “Unite to end TB: leave no one behind”. This year, the focus for the Region is on the particular challenges faced by people living with tuberculosis (TB) and HIV coinfection. Detection and treatment of TB are often hampered for this group due to stigma and marginalization.


World TB Day 2017

TB/HIV coinfection in the WHO European Region

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

WHO headquarters, 2015