World AIDS Day 2016
Finding the gap: for World AIDS Day 2016, ECDC highlighted 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.
Read more on the ECDC website
HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2015
This report, prepared jointly with the WHO Regional Office for Europe, presents data on HIV and AIDS for the whole European Region, including the EU and EEA countries.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis in the EU/EEA. PrEP service delivery and monitoring: minimum standards and key principles
15 Nov 2018 to 16 Nov 2018 - In a two-day meeting organised by ECDC and UNAIDS, representatives of 22 European countries discussed how to improve the delivery of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) across Europe. The meeting brought together country delegates, PrEP users and community HIV advocates to seek ways to strengthen the provision and monitoring of PrEP.
World AIDS Day 2018: Know the epidemic, shape the response
1 Dec 2018 to 1 Dec 2018 - The tools to end new HIV infections and AIDS exist. The knowledge on how to use them is agreed upon. Nevertheless late diagnosis of HIV remains a challenges across the European Union and European Economic Area.
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 highlighted the problem of late diagnosis and the need for diversifying HIV testing approaches.