The rate of p immigrated from eWE showed a significant increase among our inpatients, and at a lesser extent and later for DH admissions: 7.7% and 3.1% during the year 2000, 10.1% and 4.6% in 2001, 13.2% and 6.2% in 2002, 17.9% and 7.9% in 2003, 21.3% and 8.9% in 2004, 17.7% and 10,8% in 2005, 17.9% and 11.3% in the year 2006, 17.3% and 10.9% in the year 2007, up to 17,7% and 11.4% in the year 2008 (p < .0001 for inpatients; p < .001 for DH p). Over 60% of p came from Africa, followed by Eastern Europe, Asia, and Central-Southern America. When comparing the admission features of WE citizens with those of p coming from abroad, no differences were found as to duration and intensity of assistance, with HIV disease prevailing among regular admissions (33.6%), and DH access (30.2%), followed by acute-chronic hepatitis, pulmonary or other-site tuberculosis, central nervous system and respiratory tract infection, and sexually-transmitted diseases. HIV-infected immigrants were frequently (>60% of cases) "AIDS presenters", and less than 5% of them were already on an antiretroviral therapy upon admission. While the frequency of HIV-associated admissions did not show differences in the considered 9-year period, p from eWE had an increasing frequency of tuberculosis, skin-soft tissue infection, infectious exanthems, gastroenteric-parasitic diseases, and malaria (p < .05 to <.0001).