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One reason for the persistent HIV epidemic in Europe is that late diagnosis remains a challenge across the whole Region.

Men are suffering disproportionately from HIV across the entire Region: 70% of new HIV diagnoses are in men.

In Western Europe, however, the number of infectious is reduced, such as from a recent report by the world health organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

The 53 countries in WHO's European region have a combined population of almost 900 million.

More than 130,000 people were newly diagnosed with HIV past year in Eastern Europe, the highest rate ever for the region, while the number of new cases in Western Europe declined, global public health experts said on Wednesday. More than 130,000 of those detection were in Europe's eastern region. Positive not only that the increase in case numbers in 2017 was as strong as in the previous year, according to the Report.

"The significance in this report is that we can see a sharp difference between Eastern Europe and the European Union where the number of HIV infection numbers is dropping".

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My call to governments, ministers of health and decision-makers is bold: "scale up your response now", says Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe. "Once diagnosed, individuals are less likely to pass on their infection due to treatment and changing their behaviour, so it is essential for both the person with HIV and anyone with whom they may have sex, that the condition is diagnosed early".

Then the long Phase of the infection is not noticeable is often followed by a year. They include successful programmes to offer more frequent and targeted HIV testing to promote earlier diagnosis. Cure but HIV is not.

The United Nations AIDS agency UNAIDS warned in July that complacency was starting to stall the fight against the global epidemic, with the pace of progress not matching what is needed.

The mayor - who is part of the executive led by the socialist Fernando Medina, who came from a city government agreement signed after the last municipal elections - also points out that the partners of the initiative "considered it a priority to carry out public campaigns on the subject" the campaign gives voice to young people who "prevent infection or who live with HIV". Nearly half of the patients - 35.4 million - died as a result of Aids.

The Chamber of the capital will launch on Wednesday the campaign "stop HIV is in our hands", with the aim of "increasing the knowledge of the population" regarding the prevention and transmission of the AIDS virus.

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