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World Aids Day

HIV Cases in Greece Drop, Tests Shortages Rise

December 1 is the World AIDS Day, when people around the world look closely into the victims of the epidemic that devastated the world 33 years ago, when it was first recorded. The number of HIV infections in Greece in...

Greece Celebrates Awareness on World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held each year on the December 1 following a decision by the World Health Organization and the UN General Assembly to make it an annual event. AIDS is caused by the HIV virus which is a virus of human immunodeficiency that infects...

KEELPNO: New HIV Diagnoses in Greece at Lowest Level in 5 Years

According to figures released by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO) on Monday, new diagnoses of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are at their lowest levels in years. During an event at Athens University for World AIDS Day,...

Greeks Lacking Awareness When It Comes to Protecting Themselves Against STDs, Expert Says

On Monday, experts relayed statements ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, regarding the lack of awareness, especially among the young, being a chief cause of a rapid increase of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in recent years in Greece. Another...

World Aids Day: HIV Infection Cases on Rise in Greece, Officials Warn

Health officials in Greece have voiced alarm over a dramatic rise in HIV infection amid steep healthcare cuts in the austerity-stricken country. Official data released by the Greek Health Ministry showed on Friday that 1,058 new HIV infection cases were...