Global public health experts said last year that more than 130,000 people were diagnosed with HIV in Eastern Europe, the highest infection rate in the region, while New HIV infections fell in Western Europe.
The incidence of HIV infection in the European Union and the European Economic Area declined in 2017.
According to the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the WHO Regional Office in Europe, some 160,000 people were diagnosed with HIV in Europe last year.
"It's hard to talk about good news for the second year that has seen an unacceptably large number of people infected with HIV," said Susanna Jacab, director of the WHO Regional Office. She urged governments and health officials to recognize the seriousness of the situation.