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