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23 March 2018

Tuberculosis rates falling across Europe – but drug resistance remains a threat

In the run up to World Tuberculosis (TB) Day (March 24), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization reveal the region is off- target to end TB by 2030.

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09 June 2017

Funding for Harm Reduction under threat in Europe

Austerity, international donor retreat and poor political support are severely limiting harm reduction responses in several European Union (EU) countries

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23 March 2017

A serious threat to progress: World Health Organization warns of sharp rise in rate of HIV and tuberculosis co-infections in Europe

The proportion of people affected by the leading cause of death for people living with HIV, tuberculosis, is on the rise in Europe.

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02 December 2016

Europe’s eastern region sees 108% increase in HIV infections in just 10 years

A new report by the European Centres for Disease Control (ECDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) shows that prevention efforts are failing, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, as the number of people living with HIV in Europe reaches over 2 million for the first time.

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08 November 2016

Ukraine steps-up to fund opiate substitution treatment for people who inject drugs

Key affected populations in middle-income countries are hardest hit by global funding cuts, but Ukraine has made a bold move to fund its own response for people who inject drugs.

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21 January 2016

Russian HIV epidemic reaches one million

Number of people living with HIV in Russia reaches 1 million. People aged 25-35 are particularly effected, with injecting drug use and heterosexual sex the most common routes of transmission.

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21 May 2015

Silence as Russia’s HIV epidemic grows

A leading Russian epidemiologist, Vadim Pokrovsky, has raised the alarm on the rising numbers of people becoming infected with HIV in Russia. Despite an estimated 90,000 new infections last year alone, national silence on the issue of HIV and AIDS prevails. A ‘national catastrophe’ is unfolding according to Pokrovsky, who leads the Federal AIDS Centre.

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