New HIV Cases Diagnosed In NI Last Year

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With over 130 000 new HIV diagnoses in 2017, the eastern part of the Region observed a rate of increase of 68% in 2008-2017, compared with 95% in 2007-2016.

"We live in a context necessarily different from the imaginary of many people, since the treatments are very effective today".

Transmission rates fell 20 percent between 2015 and 2017 among men having sex with men in the region, according to the World Health Organization data.

Among the types of data the CDC collects: the number and population rates of HIV diagnoses, the number of people living with HIV and the number of people receiving HIV medical care.

Despite the huge progress made in controlling the global endemic since the 1980s, Europe saw almost 160,000 new HIV cases in 2017.

"While efforts to prevent new HIV infections are gradually showing signs of progress, we are not on course to meet the 90-90-90 targets by the 2020 deadline", said Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director.

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (Aids) is the name used to describe a number of potentially life-threatening infections and illnesses that happen when your immune system has been severely damaged by the HIV virus.

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"Lisbon is the Portuguese city with the highest number of new cases, and in order to reverse this trend, we must focus on increasing the information available on prevention of infection, screening and reducing stigma associated with HIV". Every second, the disease was in an advanced stage, when she was diagnosed.

Is detected the disease early and consistently treated, can be lowered the amount of virus in the body so far that it is in the case of Tests undetectable, and the Affected are not contagious.

An estimated total of 102,000 people were living with HIV in the United Kingdom in 2017, with 8% (8,200) unaware of their infection, according to Public Health England (PHE). This is the largest number of HIV diagnoses, which was ever pronounced in the Region.

Also in Germany, an estimated 13,000 people with HIV who are unaware of their infection.

During 2017, of the 84 new cases diagnosed in Northern Ireland, 45 (54%) occurred through MSM transmission, while 26 (31%) occurred through heterosexual transmission.

In a report published on 29 November 2018, PHE said the UK had met all of the targets set by the UN to promote HIV prevention, adding that the UK should "identify new priorities that, if achieved, could accelerate the falls in HIV transmission that are well underway".

Consequently, the report emphasizes that new infections would have to decline by 78 percent by 2020 in order to meet specific World Health Organization and Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS objectives.