World AIDS Day 2016
Finding the gap: for World AIDS Day 2016, ECDC highlights that 1 in 7 people living with HIV do not know they're infected
It’s better to know: the ECDC estimate on the undiagnosed fraction
The HIV epidemic in the countries of the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) persists largely unchanged with annually around 30 000 newly reported diagnoses.
One reason for this persistent HIV epidemic: ECDC estimates that currently more than 122 000 people living with HIV across the region are unaware of their infection.
The average time between HIV infection and diagnosis, while improving, is still nearly four years.
Finding the gap
An estimated 15% of people who are living with HIV in the EU/EEA do not know their HIV status because they have not yet been diagnosed. To close this gap between those who are unaware of their infection and those diagnosed, we need to encourage and enable more testing for HIV. The ECDC HIV modelling tool helps countries to figure out where they have to focus their testing efforts in order to reach the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets.
World AIDS Day 2017
1 Dec 2017 to 1 Dec 2017 - One in 2 people living with HIV are diagnosed late in the course of their infection. So late, that two out of three people with AIDS in the EU/EEA receive their diagnosis within only three months of discovering they had HIV. For World AIDS Day 2017, ECDC highlights the problem of late diagnosis and the need for diversifying HIV testing approaches.
16th European AIDS Conference
25 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017 - The conference will address long-term effectiveness HIV of drugs, co-infections with tuberculosis or viral hepatitis and other co-morbidities, and most inequitable access to care across Europe