Estimating HIV incidence and number of undiagnosed individuals living with HIV in the European Union/European Economic Area, 2015.

  • Clinical and Epidemiological Investigation Center
December 01, 2016 By:
  • Pharris A
  • Quinten C
  • Noori T
  • Amato-Gauci A
  • van Sighem A
  • ECDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance and Dublin Declaration Monitoring Networks (Fischer A as member for Luxembourg).

Since 2011, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence appears unchanged in the European Union/European Economic Area with between 29,000 and 33,000 new cases reported annually up to 2015. Despite evidence that HIV diagnosis is occurring earlier post-infection, the estimated number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) who were unaware of being infected in 2015 was 122,000, or 15% of all PLHIV (n=810,000). This is concerning as such individuals cannot benefit from highly effective treatment and may unknowingly sustain transmission.

2016 Dec. Euro Surveill.21(48):pii=30417.
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