HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2018 - 2017 data

Surveillance report
Publication series: HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Europe
Time period covered: 1 January - 31 December 2017
Citation Link

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, WHO Regional Office for Europe. HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2018 – 2017 data. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2018.

Copy citation to clipboard

This report is the latest in a series published jointly by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe that has been reporting data on HIV and AIDS in the WHO European Region and in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) since 2007.

Executive summary

HIV transmission remains a major public health concern and affects more than 2 million people in the WHO European Region, particularly in the eastern part of the Region. This report finds that while epidemic patterns and trends vary widely across European countries, nearly 160 000 people were diagnosed with HIV in the European Region in 2017, including 25 000 in the EU/EEA. The increasing trend in new HIV diagnoses continued for the Region overall, despite decreasing rates of new diagnoses in the EU/EEA. The report calls for urgent action for countries and areas (especially in the eastern part) to revamp their political commitment and scale up efforts to implement the Action plan for the health sector response to HIV in the WHO European Region. 


Publication data


Presentation: HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Europe 2018 (2017 data)

Presentation -
Period: 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017

Summarising results from the joint ECDC - WHO Regional Office for Europe surveillance report: "HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Europe 2018 (2017 data)" .


Infographic: HIV late Diagnosis - 2017 data

Infographic -

In the EU/EEA, almost every second HIV diagnosis happened at a late stage in 2017. This means diagnosis several years after infection.
In 2007, 49 % of those with a CD4 cell count reported at HIV diagnosis were diagnosed late (several years after infection).


Infographic: HIV and AIDS in Europe 2017

Infographic -
Period: 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017

Europe experiences a persistent HIV epidemic, with only little changes in notifications during the last decade in the EU/EEA. One reason for this: an estimated 120 000 Europeans are living with undiagnosed HIV in the EU/EEA, which means that about 1 in 5 (15 %) of those living with HIV are not aware of their status. And it takes around three years from HIV infection to diagnosis.


Reported HIV transmission modes in the EU/EEA 2017

Map -
Period: 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017

Map showing the reported HIV transmission modes in the EU/EEA in 2017

All updates on HIV/AIDS


HIV Estimates Accuracy Tool manual

Technical report -

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Are European HIV cohort data within EuroCoord representative of the diagnosed HIV population?

Jan 2019


Pre-exposure prophylaxis in the EU/EEA. PrEP service delivery and monitoring: minimum standards and key principles

15 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Quantifying unmet prevention needs among msm in europe through a multi-site bio-behavioural survey

Dec 2018


Public health guidance in brief on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA

Public health guidance -