European Commission warns of impending HIV/AIDS epidemicBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7467.642-c (Published 16 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:642
- Rory Watson
European governments must show strong political leadership if the continent is to avert a looming HIV/AIDS epidemic, the European Commission has warned.
In a report prepared for an international meeting of health ministers and AIDS experts in Vilnius, Lithuania, this week (16-17 September), the commission pointed out that the number of newly reported HIV cases in western Europe has doubled over the past nine years.
The estimated number of people living with HIV/AIDS varies from 140 000 in France and 120 000 in Italy to just 1500 in Finland and a little more than 2000 in Norway. But the commission predicts that even …