Epidemiology of HIV Infection in the Developed World

  • Author: Mauro Schechter, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Most newly diagnosed HIV infections in Western Europe in 2012 were sexually transmitted (Table 2)[EuroHIV 2013]
    • HIV transmission in MSM is increasing, whereas a considerable proportion of heterosexually acquired infections occurred in immigrants from nations with generalized HIV epidemics (Figure 4)[EuroHIV 2013]
  • Overall trends in Central Europe are similar to Western Europe (Table 2)[EuroHIV 2013]

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