Technical mission: HIV, STI and viral hepatitis in Bulgaria. 19-21 September 2016 and 14-15 November 2016
In 2016, the Ministry of Health in Bulgaria invited ECDC to prepare an assessment of the current national HIV programme and to review the STI and hepatitis surveillance system. The assessment was made during two separate country missions, the first focusing on HIV epidemiology and response and the second on STI and hepatitis surveillance.
This mission report looks at Bulgaria’s HIV epidemiology and response, with particular emphasis on ensuring the continuation of prevention activities related to HIV and STI after the discontinuation of Global Fund resources at the end of 2016. It also sets out the findings of the second technical mission which was to provide support for the surveillance of STIs, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, to define key issues affecting reporting and interpretation of the surveillance data and to identify any areas where ECDC might provide support for Bulgaria to improve the quality of the data.
Technical mission: HIV in Cyprus, 15–17 October
2 Jun 2015 - The number of new HIV cases diagnosed annually in Cyprus has been on the rise since 2005: more than 50 new cases of HIV were diagnosed every year from 2011 to 2013. This report addresses this issue and provides options on how Cyprus can respond to the epidemic.
HIV and hepatitis B and C in Latvia
17 Apr 2015 - At the request of the Ministry of Health in Riga, a team of experts from ECDC and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction paid a technical visit to Latvia on 2–4 September 2014.