Because it’s best to know: start of European HIV-Hepatitis testing week
An estimated 122 000 people living with HIV across Europe are not aware of their HIV infection and a large number out of the estimated 9 million Europeans that are affected by chronic hepatitis B or C have not yet been tested or diagnosed. ECDC welcomes the efforts of European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week which starts today.
ECDC study: nearly one in six new HIV diagnoses in Europe are among people over 50
A study published in The Lancet HIV today showed that while the rate of newly reported HIV cases in Europe remained steady in younger people between 2004 and 2015, it increased by 2% each year overall in older people. With around 30 000 newly diagnosed HIV infections reported each year over the last decade, the HIV epidemic remains a significant public health problem in the 31 countries of the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA),
16th European AIDS Conference
The conference will address long-term effectiveness HIV of drugs, co-infections with tuberculosis or viral hepatitis and other co-morbidities, and most inequitable access to care across Europe
Utilising social media to support HIV/STI prevention: evidence to inform a handbook for public health programme managers
This report describes and analyses the social media space and the opportunities it presents for programmes to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among youth across Europe.
Utilising social media for HIV/STI prevention programmes among young people
A handbook for public health programme managers working on STI/HIV prevention programmes for young people aged 15–24 years in EU/EEA countries.
Evidence brief: Impact of stigma and discrimination on access to HIV services in Europe
This evidence brief summarises information reported to ECDC by government representatives in 48 countries for Dublin Declaration monitoring in 2016.
Evidence brief: HIV and laws and policies in Europe
This evidence brief reviews the extent to which specific laws and policies may limit access to or uptake of HIV prevention, testing and treatment services for key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers, migrants and prisoners – and highlights priority options for action.
Technical mission: HIV, STI and viral hepatitis in Bulgaria. 19-21 September 2016 and 14-15 November 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. Following discussions between ECDC and representatives of the Bulgarian national programme, it was decided to split the assessment into two separate country missions.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Potential public health risks related to communicable diseases at the WorldPride festival in Madrid, 23 June–2 July 2017
This rapid risk assessment reviews the health risks related to communicable diseases in the context of the WorldPride festival in Madrid, from 23 June to 2 July 2017.
Thematic report: HIV and men who have sex with men
This report summarises key issues related to HIV and men who have sex with men in Europe, focusing on the EU/EEA, and identifies priority actions to improve the HIV response for this key population.