New cases of HIV diagnosed in Norway 2006-2018

The number of new HIV cases in Norway was fluctuating over the years, but in 2018 it was down at 191 cases, which was the lowest number of the whole period from 2006 to 2018. In 2018 Norway had a lower number of new HIV cases than both of its neighboring countries Denmark and Sweden.

Decline in number of new cases

    The number of new HIV cases was up at a peak in 2008, when there were 299 new cases. Since then it has gradually decreased, with tops in 2011 and 2014 in-between. According to Folkehelseinstituttet (Norwegian Institute of Public health), the reason behind the decrease have been use of condom, early diagnosis, quick start of treatment and the access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).

Increase in other sexually transmitted diseases

    Whilst the number of HIV cases gradually decreased in Norway, the pattern for other sexually transmitted diseases did was different. The number of syphilis cases fluctuated but generally increased during the period from 2008 to 2018, and the number chlamydia cases peaked in 2018 and has generally been higher during the later five years under consideration.

Number of new cases of HIV diagnosed in Norway from 2006 to 2018

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Release date

November 2019

Region

Norway

Survey time period

2006 to 2018

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