World AIDS Day will be Tuesday, December 1, and Eurosurveillance is marking the event with several papers on recent trends in HIV/AIDS including this one: Trends in HIV surveillance data in the EU/EEA 2005 to 2014: new HIV diagnoses still increasing in men who have sex with men. The abstract:
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission remains significant in Europe. Rates of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have declined, but not in all countries. New HIV diagnoses have increased among native and foreign-born men who have sex with men. Median CD4+ T-cell count at diagnosis has increased, but not in all groups, and late diagnosis remains common.
HIV infection and AIDS can be eliminated in Europe with resolute prevention measures, early diagnosis and access to effective treatment.