Statistics about HIV in Greece, including how many people are currently living with HIV.
How common is HIV in Greece?
So far – according to NPHO records as of 09/03/2021 – 18,710 people are currently living with HIV in Greece. Of these, 15,441 (82,5%) are men, 3,228 (17,3%) women, while for 41 people (0,2%) there has not been any reference to the sex assigned at birth.
Anyone can get HIV but according to research and global statistics, people from some groups or parts of the world are more likely to be affected. In particular, men who have sex with men, black African people and people who inject/use drugs (PWID/PWUD) are disproportionately affected.
Of the total for people diagnosed with HIV in Greece throughout 2020, 42,6% of the new diagnoses was attributed to men having unprotected sex with men (msm), 20% to unprotected sexual intercourse among heterosexuals, 13,5% to PWID, while for the 23,3% of the cases, the reasons remain undefined.
Diagnoses in 2020
New diagnoses have been gradually declining since their peak in the years 2012/13.
The most recent estimate, as of 09/03/2021 NPHO records, suggests there were 601 new diagnoses in 2020 – 482 men (80,2%), 119 women (19,8%).
Of those diagnosed with HIV in 2020, 86 people (14,3%) were diagnosed late, already displaying AIDS symptoms.