HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2021 (2020 data)
This report is the latest in a series published jointly by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe that has been summarizing data on HIV and AIDS in the WHO European Region and in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) since 2007.
HIV infection continues to affect the health and wellbeing of millions of people in the WHO European Region. Over the course of the last three decades, over 2.2 million people have been diagnosed and reported with HIV in the WHO European Region, including over 560 000 people in the EU/EEA. In 2020, 104 765 people were newly diagnosed with HIV. The vast majority of people newly diagnosed (81%) were diagnosed in the East, 15% were diagnosed in the West, and 4% in the Centre. Newly diagnosed infections in the Russian Federation contributed 57% of all cases in the WHO European Region. The share of the cases reported from Ukraine was 15% in the Region.
HIV infection and AIDS
HIV is a virus which attacks the immune system and causes a lifelong severe illness with a long incubation period. The end-stage of the infection, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), results from the destruction of the immune system.Read more
Sexually transmitted infections
Sexually transmitted infections is a group of infections that may transmit through vaginal, oral and anal sexual intercourse.Read more