ECDC expert consultation: developing a molecular surveillance strategy for HIV in the EU/EEA

event
18 May 2015 - 19 May 2015
Stockholm
ECDC

The aim of this meeting was to agree on the public health objectives for molecular surveillance of HIV within the European Union.

​During this expert consultation, the preparation of a molecular surveillance strategy for HIV at European Union/European Economic Area level was discussed. Participants looked at the public health objectives for molecular surveillance of HIV as well as the scope and possible ways to introduce the collection of data for molecular surveillance of HIV at focussing at EU level. 

Background

In 2013, an ECDC strategy and roadmap for integration of molecular typing into European level surveillance and epidemic preparedness was agreed with EU Member States. Molecular typing and surveillance aims to support early detection and characterisation of strains that show resistance to antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV and/or for characterisation of transmission routes and risk groups. The first step towards implementing the roadmap was to discuss and agree the public health objectives for preparation of a disease-specific strategy for molecular surveillance of HIV.
 
Participation in this meeting was by invitation only.