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HIV is rising in eastern Europe

Pupils in South Korea make up a red bar that symbolizes awareness and support for those infected with HIV. Stock Photospicture: Ahn Young-Joon / AP / TT

Last year, more than 130,000 people were diagnosed with HIV in eastern Europe.

So far, it is the largest number in the region, while new cases in Western Europe have declined, with data from the European Infectious Diseases Authority ECDC and the World Health Organization WHO.

In the case of Western Europe, the 20 percent reduction in the number of men who have been infected by sex with other men since 2015 has been reduced. The overall decline in the region is explained, among other things, by targeted sampling to detect the virus earlier, so that it can be used for treatment to stop the distribution.

In total, 160 000 new cases have been registered in Europe.

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