The number of reported HIV cases in member states has doubled since 1998 and half of the new cases affect people aged 15-25. A Commission campaign aims to remind young people that HIV/AIDS is still prevalent.
The latest Eurobarometer on HIV/AIDS has shown that although levels of awareness regarding the epidemic are generally high, citizens from new member states are most likely to be misinformed on the issue.
A 2004 survey of business executives reveals that around
three-quarters of companies have no HIV/AIDS policy. Only in
countries where HIV prevalence hits the 20% mark do the
majority of companies establish policies.