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1 in 7 people living with HIV in the EU/EEA are not aware of their HIV status

Almost 30 000 newly diagnosed HIV infections were reported by the 31 European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries in 2015, according to data published today by ECDC and…

Interview with Dorthe Raben of HIV in Europe and OptTEST about Testing Week

Dorthe Raben has been working in the HIV/AIDS field for many years. Her work with HIV in Europe and OptTEST encompasses the scientific and policy aspects of testing, linkage to…

Russia’s silent HIV epidemic

Apathy and political expedience have shaped the Kremlin’s frozen-in-time views on the virus. Will officials finally act to prevent a national health crisis? Moscow, November 22, 2016 — Max Malyshev…

ECDC review: Hepatitis B and C prevalence in the EU/EEA

A new ECDC review estimates the prevalence of both hepatitis B and C infection at around 1 percent respectively in the countries of the European Union and European Economic Area.…

Russia wishes away its HIV epidemic

Epidemiologists have developed the means to stop HIV in its tracks, but Russia is barely listening. The tired, gray-haired epidemiologist in charge of inpatients at the Moscow Center for Fighting and Prevention of AIDS,…

Sex-specific maps of HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa

Recently the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and WHO expressed interest in using geographical targeting strategies when implementing interventions for reducing…

Growing HIV numbers in Russia make global eradication a longshot

On World AIDS Day in 2015, public health leaders from around the globe announced a series of initiatives designed to officially bring an end to HIV/AIDS as we know it,…

Long term decline in consistent condom use among Australian gay men

Data from the last ten years of the Australian Gay Community Periodic Surveys shows a steady decline in consistent condom use, with more gay men attempting to minimise their risk…

ECDC: Systematic review on hepatitis B and C prevalence in the EU/EEA

Because chronic hepatitis B and C infections are typically asymptomatic, notification data reflect national screening and testing practices and do not give accurate insights into the prevalence of infections. In…

First month after infection is key time to tackle drug-related HIV spread

Data from post-Soviet AIDS epidemic shows first month after infection is key point to tackle drug-related HIV spread Data from the mid-1990s AIDS epidemic in Russia and Ukraine shows that…