EC launches new strategy to tackle HIV as prevalence continues to riseBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4521 (Published 02 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4521
- Rory Watson
The European Commission has adopted a new five year strategy to combat HIV and AIDS in the European Union and countries on its eastern border. Its key objectives are to reduce the number of new HIV infections, improve access to preventive strategies, and raise the quality of life of people infected with the virus.
The initiative comes as the number of cases continues to increase. In 2001 1.5 million people in the European Union and in the neighbouring Russian Federation, Ukraine, and Moldova were living with HIV. The number had grown to 2.2 million by 2007, …