Death from HIV-AIDS still a reality in developed world

IN THE developed world, timely initiation of optimal therapy has brought the mortality rate among people diagnosed with HIV close to that of the general population, but in Eastern Europe late diagnoses are responsible for many deaths.

Data shows that about half of the 300,000 people diagnosed over the past decade in the European Union and European economic area were diagnosed late.

At the same time, HIV infection was rising among men who have sex with men, the researchers said.

Eurosurveillance 2014; online 27 Nov