Comprehensive Approach to Disease Prevention in the context of Sexual HealthArchived
In an expert meeting in Stockholm, identified synergies and gaps in the availability of sexual health data, programmes, initiatives and policies across Europe and possibilities for future work will be discussed.
ECDC aims to increase its understanding of how HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) can be prevented among groups most vulnerable to these infections, including young people, men who have sex with men, sex workers, people living with HIV, migrants, and those who inject drugs, by supporting disease prevention efforts in the context of health promotion and sexual health.
Specific objectives of the meeting:
- To present the major findings of an EU/EEA mapping exercise and countries survey and to add contributions from the invited experts.
- To discuss the need for an EU strategy for a comprehensive disease approach in the context of sexual health.
- To lay the foundation for successful collaboration and partnership in the field of STI/HIV prevention at European level.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis in the EU/EEA. PrEP service delivery and monitoring: minimum standards and key principles
15 Nov 2018 to 16 Nov 2018 - In a two-day meeting organised by ECDC and UNAIDS, representatives of 22 European countries discussed how to improve the delivery of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) across Europe. The meeting brought together country delegates, PrEP users and community HIV advocates to seek ways to strengthen the provision and monitoring of PrEP.
World AIDS Day 2018: Know the epidemic, shape the response
1 Dec 2018 to 1 Dec 2018 - The tools to end new HIV infections and AIDS exist. The knowledge on how to use them is agreed upon. Nevertheless late diagnosis of HIV remains a challenges across the European Union and European Economic Area.
World AIDS Day 2017
1 Dec 2017 to 1 Dec 2017 - One in 2 people living with HIV are diagnosed late in the course of their infection. So late, that two out of three people with AIDS in the EU/EEA receive their diagnosis within only three months of discovering they had HIV. For World AIDS Day 2017, ECDC highlighted the problem of late diagnosis and the need for diversifying HIV testing approaches.