At least in the European Union, the fight against HIV is successful: the number of new infections has declined in 2017.
Study: The number of HIV infections is increasing – decreasing in the European Union
An alarming figure from the World Health Organization: In 2017, nearly 160,000 people in the European Region were affected by the World Health Organization HIV infected. The focus of new infections in eastern countries. There he registered WHO more than 130,000 new HIV infections – the highest number ever.
For its research, WHO examined a total of 53 countries with almost a total population 900 million people, including countries such as Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Romania and Macedonia.
New infections in homosexual men are declining
Instead, organizations are observing pleasant trends in 28 countries European Union (plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway): Here WHO registers a decrease in new diseases.
Especially, said a statement, apparently because since 2015, around 20 percent fewer diagnoses have been made in men who have sex with men.
December 1 is World AIDS Day. This will take place for the 30th time this year. (Les)