With the publication of two new reports ECDC further develops its evidence on migrant health.
‘Improving HIV data comparability in migrant populations and ethnic minorities’ presents the findings and recommendations of a review of HIV-related data on migrant and ethnic minority populations in EU, EEA and EFTA countries. The report shows that there is currently ‘no single system that can be adopted across all European countries’, but offers recommendations how existing data can be harmonised through the intelligent adaptation of metadata and data conversion tools.
The second report, ‘Migrant health: HIV testing and counselling in migrant populations and ethnic minorities in EU/EEA/EFTA countries’, takes a closer look at HIV testing and counselling policy/practice in the Member States by surveying literature, reviewing national policies and interviewing experts. The report’s findings indicate a broad move towards systematic and routine HIV testing, a departure from earlier approaches that relied mainly on voluntary testing and counselling.
Migrant health series: HIV testing and counselling in migrant populations and ethnic minorities in EU/EEA/EFTA Member States
Migrant health series: Improving HIV data comparability in migrant populations and ethnic minorities in EU/EEA/EFTA countries: findings from a literature review and expert panel