One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection

Europe registered its highest number of new HIV cases in a single year in 2015, at 153,407 cases, up from 142,000 in 2014, the WHO saidOne in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region. "HIV/AIDS continues to be a serious problem in Europe… The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control's (ECDC) estimate that one in seven people living with HIV are unaware of their status is particularly worrying," EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said in the report released ahead of World AIDS Day on Thursday. The ECDC figure is based on data from the 28 EU nations plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

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