Section 1 - Epidemiology of women with HIV in Europe

Percentage of women with HIV varies by region and over time

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UNAIDS Report on the Global HIV epidemic. 2010. Available at : http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2010/20101123_globalreport. Accessed in March 2011



Epidemiology of women with HIV in Europe in 2009

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UNAIDS Report. Available at : http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2010/20101123_globalreport. Accessed in March 2011



Main route of HIV transmission in women in West and Central Europe is heterosexual, 2007

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*Other includes transfusion recipients, cases of nosocomial infection and mother-to-child transmission HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2008. Available at : http://ec.europa.eu/health/sexual_health/docs/ecdc_hiv_aids_surveillance_in_europe_en.pdf . Accessed in March 2011

http://www.isciii.es/htdocs/centros/epidemiologia/pdf/SPNS_Informe_semestral.pdf. June 2010 Update. Accessed March 2011



Heterosexual women often present late with HIV in the UK

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1. Diagnosed with a CD4 cell count <350 per mm3 (within 91 days of diagnosis)
2. Diagnosed with a CD4 cell count <200 per mm3 (within 91 days of diagnosis)

Adapted from Health Protection Agency. Available at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140714084352/http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFile/HPAweb_C/1287145367237. Accessed March 2011



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Adapted from Gazzard B, et al. HIV Med 2008; 9 Suppl 2:34–40

1. Beckwith CJ, et al. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2007;21:41–7
2. CDC Fact sheet. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/idu/facts/aed_idu_syr.pdf. Accessed March 2011



Percentage of patients pregnant when diagnosed with HIV can be high, largely in part due to antenatal testing


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1. Thorne C, et al. IAS 2009. Presentation TUAC103
2. Martinelli P, et al. HIV Clin Trials 2008;9:36–42
3. NSHPC data. Available at http://www.nshpc.ucl.ac.uk/. Accessed March 2011



HIV diagnosis in pregnant women: The changing picture

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NSHPC data. Available at: http://www.nshpc.ucl.ac.uk/ Accessed March 2011

1. UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic 2010. Available at http://www.unaids.org/GlobalReport/documents/20101123_GlobalReport_full_en.pdf. Accessed March 2011