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ECDC meeting report: Responses to HIV and migration in western industrialised countries: current challenges, promising practices, future directions

30 Jan 2013
ECDC meeting report: Responses to HIV and migration in western industrialised countries: current challenges, promising practices

On the event of the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC (USA) in 2012, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ECDC co-sponsored a special satellite session entitled ‘Responses to HIV and migration in western industrialised countries: current challenges, promising practices, future directions’.

The joint satellite session had a special focus on HIV and the public health response relating to the health in migrants:

  • Monitoring HIV among migrant populations
  • Migrant-sensitive HIV prevention and treatment programmes and services

This report provides highlights of the information exchanged and a synthesis of the key discussion points from the session, attended by health practitioners, researchers and government representatives primarily from Europe, the United States and Canada.
As follow-up to the 2012 satellite session, ECDC will explore the possibility to host a meeting in 2013 to take forward the issue of migrant health and HIV in Western industrialised countries. ECDC, PHAC, CDC and IOM will also explore further opportunities for collaboration on issues related to migrant health and HIV.

 Meeting report Responses to HIV and migration in western industrialised countries: current challenges, promising practices, future directions

Read more:

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
Migrant health series: Background note to the ECDC Report on migration and infectious diseases in the EU

Migrant health series: Access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for migrant populations in EU/EEA countries

Migrant health series: Epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in migrant communities and ethnic minorities in EU/EEA countries

The ECDC Programme on STI, including HIV and other blood-borne viruses

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