The highest rates of newly diagnosed HIV infections were observed in Russian Federation in 2017, the World Health Organization's European office and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control said in a report published on Wednesday.
The estimate in the East 51.1 new cases detected per 100,000 people was inordinately excessive than in the West, which possessed a rate of 6.4 new cases per 100,000 people. Positive not only that the increase in case numbers in 2017 was as strong as in the previous year, according to the Report.
There are nearly 12,000 people living with HIV in Missouri, meanwhile, more than 35,000 are living with the virus in IL.
Thirty-one (41%) new HIV diagnoses were made at a late stage.
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.
The increase in HIV cases across Eastern Europe is mostly attributed to the insufficiency of preventive measures, Masoud Dara of WHO Europe revealed.
But methadone, which research has shown helps to prevent injecting drug users passing on HIV, is banned in Russian Federation.
"State-sponsored homophobia and transphobia (have become) a crucial issue", said Yuri Yoursky of the Eurasian Coalition on Male Health, which supports men with HIV/AIDS in the region. "Any reduction in HIV prevention or the care of patients with HIV threatens these awesome achievements".
"It is estimated that the majority of onward transmission is from those with undiagnosed HIV", she added. Man-to-man sex, meanwhile, is the main cause in the European Economic Area and the European Union. Around 59 percent of cases in Eastern Europe are due to heterosexual contact the report finds. My call to governments, ministers of health and decision-makers is bold: "scale up your response now", says Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe. That left Europe's overall increasing trend less steep than previously.
He said that public awareness was essential on HIV/AIDS testing, prevention and treatment.
Dr. Anton Pozniak, president of the International AIDS Society, said there needs to be a focus on removing stigma that surrounds HIV diagnosis.
Federal Minister National Health Services Aamer Mehmood Kiani said that government was committed to making honest efforts for increasing the access to and uptake of HIV preventive and treatment services by engaging with all stakeholders to promote HIV awareness and minimise stigma and discrimination against the disease.
"Policies that reduce social marginalisation, stigma and discrimination are needed as are increased funding for prevention and testing", Pozniak said in a statement. There are AIDS masses being held in some churches, club events, film screenings and lots more fundraising activities to attend.
He was addressing a seminar in connection with World AIDS Day.