One of the seven people infected with HIV in Europe are not aware of their disease

Один из семи ВИЧ-инфицированных в Европе не знает о своей болезни

One of the seven people infected with HIV in Europe do not know that is a carrier of the virus, the report said the European Commissioner for health of Vitanica of Andrukaitis, published on the eve of the world day of fight against AIDS.

“HIV/AIDS continues to be a serious problem in Europe. Extremely worrying that, according to the European centre for the prevention and control of diseases (ECDC), one of seven people living with HIV are unaware of their status”, — stated in the document, an excerpt from which leads the Agency France Presse.

The ECDC study includes data for 28 EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It is reported that in these countries almost half of the cases the virus is diagnosed at a late stage.

Meanwhile, according to who, highest rate of newly reported cases of HIV infection was recorded in 2015. Then it broke the record of the previous year, surpassing the mark of 150 thousand is 10 thousand more than in 2014.