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Reduction in undiagnosed HIV infection in the European Union/European Economic Area, 2012 to 2016.

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

van Sighem, Ard 
Pharris, Anastasia 
Quinten, Chantal 
Noori, Teymur 
Amato-Gauci, Andrew J 

Abstract

It is well-documented that early HIV diagnosis and linkage to care reduces morbidity and mortality as well as HIV transmission. We estimated the median time from HIV infection to diagnosis in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) at 2.9 years in 2016, with regional variation. Despite evidence of a decline in the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV in the EU/EEA, many remain undiagnosed, including 33% with more advanced HIV infection (CD4 < 350 cells/mm3).

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EU/EEA, Europe, HIV, late diagnosis, surveillance, undiagnosed infection, Adult, Disease Notification, Europe, European Union, Female, HIV Infections, HIV Seroprevalence, Humans, Incidence, Male, Middle Aged, Public Health Surveillance, Young Adult

Journal Title

Euro Surveill

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Journal ISSN

1025-496X
1560-7917

Volume Title

22

Publisher

European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)