HIV/AIDS is spreading fastest in eastern Europe and AsiaBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7457.67 (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:67
- Deborah Cohen
Eastern Europe and Asia have the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world, the latest report from UNAIDS says.
The report, released to coincide with the 15th international AIDS conference, which opens in Bangkok this weekend, also estimates that five million people became newly infected with HIV in 2003—the greatest number in any one year since the beginning of the epidemic.
Speaking at a press conference in London, Dr Peter Piot, executive director of UNAIDS, the joint UN …