HIV remains a major public health issue that affects more than 2 million people in the WHO European Region, World Health Organization informs.
Over the last few years, progress towards HIV goals has stalled, resources have shrunk and numerous lives are at risk as a result. Disparity and inequity of access to health services, and HIV services in particular, and disregard for human rights are among the failures that allowed HIV to become and remain a global health crisis.
On 1 December WHO joins partners to mark World AIDS Day 2022, under the theme “Equalize”.
WHO is calling on global leaders and citizens to boldly recognize and address the inequalities which are holding back progress in ending AIDS; and equalize access to essential HIV services particularly for key populations – men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who use drugs, sex workers, prisoners and migrants – and their partners.
In our country, until the year 2022, 123 people have died from HIV/AIDS, and 451 people are living with HIV/AIDS.
During October, according to the data published by the Institute of Public Health, five new cases were registered. All registered are with HIV. One death from HIV/AIDS was also registered.