HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe - 2007

Surveillance report
Publication series: HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Europe

Since January 2008, ECDC and the WHO/Europe have jointly coordinated the HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe and produced a first joint report on HIV/AIDS in Europe. Although limited by incomplete reporting, it states that HIV infection is of major public health importance in Europe. In EU/EFTA, Men having Sex with Men (MSM) are most at risk for HIV/AIDS followed by heterosexual population and Injecting Drug Users (IDU). In the Eastern region of Europe, IDU remains the predominant mode of transmission. In 2007, 48 892 HIV infections and 5244 AIDS diagnoses were reported.