European HIV Testing Week in Tajikistan Reached 12,000 people
AIDS Foundation East-West in Tajikistan in collaboration with the Republican AIDS Centre and ten local NGOs completed the joint activities within the European HIV Testing Week in 18 regions of the country.
As a result almost 12,000 people received essential information about HIV, TB, and Hepatitis prevention and treatment at mobile kiosks and from volunteers in the main places of cities. Over 4000 people were reached by voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), which revealed six new cases.
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Europe sees 8% increase of new HIV infections
More than 131 000 new HIV cases were registered in Europe in 2012, which shows an eight-percent increase compared to 2011. Almost 102 000 of the new HIV infections in the region were reported in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and over 29 000 in the European Union and European and Economic Area.
Kyrgyzstan Joins the European HIV Testing Week
AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW) in Kyrgyzstan in collaboration with the Bishkek city AIDS Centre has launched the European HIV testing Week in Kyrgyzstan. During one week between 22-29 November mobile informational kiosks and HIV testing points will be open in a number of universities throughout the country. The goal of this campaign is to increase the number of people that know their HIV status and reduce the number of late detection.