Europe's HIV epidemic is growing at an 'alarming pace' as infections reach their highest level since records began, WHO report finds



Europe's HIV epidemic is growing at an 'alarming pace' as infections reached their highest level in 2016 since records began, health officials reveal today. 
Last year, around 160,000 people contracted HIV, which causes AIDS, in 53 European countries, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). 
Over the past decade, the rate of newly-diagnosed HIV infections in Europe has risen by 52 per cent from 12 in every 100,000 people in 2007 to 18.2 for every 100,000 in 2016, the report adds.
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28 November 2017 in Health, Views: 40
Source: Daily Mail
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