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Projects

This page lists the projects (tenders and grants) of the Programme on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections and viral Hepatitis.

latest projects

  • Improving tools to estimate HIV prevalence in Europe
  • Effectiveness of antenatal screening programmes for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and rubella
  • Risk assessment of outbreaks of HIV among people who inject drugs in the EU/EEA
  • Migrant Health: Sexual transmission of HIV within migrant groups and implications for effective interventions
  • Guidance on a comprehensive approach to disease prevention for HIV, STI and hepatitis among men who have sex with men
  • Communication strategies for disease prevention among MSM
  • Revision of HIV and AIDS surveillance in Europe
  • Chlamydia Control in Europe, 2011-2013
  • Cost-effectiveness of screening strategies for HIV, hepatitis B and C among different populations
  • Development of prevalence database for communicable diseases in Europe
  • Monitoring the implementation of the EU Commission Communication on HIV/AIDS in the EU & neighbouring countries 2009-2013 (Lot 1 and Lot 2) and monitoring the HIV response in the EU/EFTA Member States (Lot 3 and Lot 4)
  • Support for the implementation of behavioural surveillance related to HIV and STI in Europe
  • Epidemiological framework for HIV incidence studies
  • STI microbiology project, with emphasis on gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance

 

Improving tools to estimate HIV prevalence in Europe  
Objectives: to review existing models to estimate HIV prevalence and to develop a toolkit for prevalence estimates.
Project manager: Marita van de Laar
Contractor: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dates: November 2012 – November 2014

Effectiveness of antenatal screening programmes for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and rubella
Objectives: to describe the effectiveness of antenatal screening practices for the prevention of MTCT of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and rubella in EU/EEA and to identify populations that are vulnerable to vertical transmission and the determinants for this vulnerability. Evidence-based guidance for effective antenatal screening will be developed, addressing the identified challenges and barriers for the elimination of MTCT, in order to support Member States to strengthen the antenatal screening programmes targeted at HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and rubella.
Project manager: Otilia Sfetcu
Contractor: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland (THL)
Dates: November 2012 – September 2014

Risk assessment of outbreaks of HIV among people who inject drugs in the EU/EEA
Objectives: To analyse and describe outbreaks of HIV among people who inject drugs in the various Member States of the EU/EEA. To support Member States affected or at-risk in detecting and responding to HIV outbreaks among PWID.
Project manager: Anastasia Pharris and Otilia Sfetcu
Contractor: Internal work done in collaboration with the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
Dates: November 2011-present

Migrant Health: Sexual transmission of HIV within migrant groups and implications for effective interventions
Objectives: To undertake a systematic literature review and survey of Member States on the subject of sexual transmission of HIV in the EU/EEA in populations of migrants from countries with generalised HIV epidemics. Based on the review of the literature and MS survey, implications for HIV prevention strategies and programmes should be discussed and recommendations made for how interventions might best be adapted to prevent HIV transmission.
Project manager: Teymur Noori
Contractor: University College London
Dates: April – November 2012

Guidance on a comprehensive approach to disease prevention for HIV, STI and hepatitis among men who have sex with men
Objectives: To gather evidence on effective behavioural, psychosocial, and biomedical interventions to prevent HIV and STI among men who have sex with men; to review national EU/EEA policies regarding HIV and STI prevention among MSM; to consult key experts working with the promotion of health and prevention of disease among MSM; to draft ECDC guidance on a comprehensive approach to disease prevention among men who have sex with men.
Project manager: Anastasia Pharris
Contractor: Karolinska Institute, Sigma Research/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dates: October 2012-December 2013

Communication strategies for comprehensive prevention of HIV, STI and hepatitis among MSM in Europe
Objectives: To develop innovative (evidence-based; theory-based) communication strategies and key messages that will encourage MSM to reduce risky sex behaviours that are associated with disease transmission. In addition to complement the project ‘Guidance on a comprehensive approach for disease prevention among MSM in Europe‘ and to develop effective communication strategies to implement the new guidance at institutional and individual level.
Project manager: Piotr Wysocki
Contractor: Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe e.V.
Dates: November 2012 – November 2013


Revision of HIV and AIDS surveillance in Europe
Objectives: To revise the current enhanced HIV and AIDS surveillance so that reporting across Europe is simplified, efficient and updated to ensure information collected is of continuing relevance and responsive to the evolving HIV science and public health needs. This will reduce the burden for reporting countries, improve data completeness and enable the impact of treatment as a prevention tool to be monitored.
Project manager: Giedrius Likatavicius and Marita van de Laar
Contractor: Health Protection Agency, UK
Dates: May 2012 – January 2013

Chlamydia control in Europe, 2011-2013
Objectives: to update and to critically review the scientific evidence for the epidemiology and natural history of chlamydia infection, in order to better evaluate and estimate the impact and cost-effectiveness of public health interventions targeted at chlamydia. To monitor the progress and track changes in chlamydia control and prevention policies across EU/EEA since 2009, when ECDC launched the Guidance for Chlamydia Control in Europe.
Project manager: Otilia Sfetcu
Contractor: University of Bern, Switzerland
Dates: December 2011 – December 2013

 

Estimating cost effectiveness for screening strategies for Hepatitis B, C and HIV in different populations
Objectives: This project aims are to review and assess the available methods for cost-effectiveness analyses for HIV, HBV and HCV and to propose the models and tools that are the most relevant to be used at (inter)national level to assess the impact of screening interventions.
Project manager: Erika Duffell         
Contractor: University of Glasgow
Dates: October 2011 – March 2014

 

Framework for a prevalence database for communicable diseases in Europe
Objectives: to develop a general framework for the collection and dissemination of prevalence data to complement case-reporting systems for specific communicable diseases with asymptomatic and chronic nature (especially Hepatitis B and C, but also HIV and Chlamydia).
Project manager: Marita van de Laar
Contractor: Municipal Health Service Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Dates: December 2010 – August 2011
 

Monitoring the implementation of the EU Commission Communication on HIV/AIDS in the EU & neighbouring countries 2009-2013 (Lot 1 and Lot 2) and monitoring the HIV response in the EU/EFTA Member States (Lot 3 and Lot 4)
Objectives: to monitor the response to HIV in Europe by monitoring the implementation of the EU Commission Communication on HIV/AIDS 2009-2013 and the Dublin Declaration.
Project manager: Teymur Noori
Contractor: R S Drew Ltd, United Kingdom
Dates: December 2010 – March 2013

 

Support for the implementation of behavioural surveillance related to HIV and STI in Europe
Objectives: to support ECDC in its work with EU Member States who are interested in implementing behavioural surveillance by developing and providing technical guidance and to suggest a mechanism for implementing a general framework and coordination at EU level.
Project manager: Marita van de Laar
Contractor: Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive Lausanne, Switzerland
Dates: November 2010 – January 2013

Epidemiological framework for HIV incidence studies
Objectives: to strengthen the surveillance of HIV/AIDS with respect to the surveillance of recent HIV infection
Project manager: Giedrius Likatavicius
Contractor: Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom
Dates: November 2009 – November 2012

STI microbiology project, with emphasis on gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance
Project manager: Marita van de Laar
Contractor: Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom
Dates: August 2009 - February 2013


    completed projects

 

Regional sub-analysis of EMIS MSM internet study for the EU-Northern Dimension Partnership in Health and Social Wellbeing
Objectives: to conduct a regional sub-analysis and report of the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) data for a selected country group of the EU Northern Dimension Partnership in Health and Social Wellbeing (EU-NDPHS).
Project manager: Mika Salminen
Contractor: Minna Helena Nikula
Dates: December 2010 – August 2011
Call for tender

HIV/STI and prevention interventions for men who have sex with men
Objectives: to review the current status with respect to increased trends and outbreaks of STI and HIV in men who sex with men (MSM) and to assess the prevention interventions targeted at MSM, to update the current knowledge and identify knowledge gaps in order to initiate future activities.
Project manager: Marita van de Laar
Contractor: Consultants for Health and Development, the Netherlands
Dates: November 2010 – September 2011
Synopsis of the project
Call for tender

Prevention of Infectious Diseases among IDU in the EU/EEA region
Objectives: to provide a comprehensive overview of the application and coverage of direct prevention and intervention measures for the reduction of infectious disease among injecting drug users in Europe, as well as an assessment and grading of evidence of the impact of different components of the measures.
Project manager: Mika Salminen
Contractor: Health Protection Scotland, United Kingdom
Dates: August 2010 – June 2011
Synopsis of the project
Call for tender

Improving tools to estimate HIV prevalence in European Union and EEA/EFTA countries
Objectives: to review existing models to estimate HIV prevalence and provide input how to improve these.
Project manager: Tommi Asikainen
Contractor: Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Dates: June 2010 – June 2014
Synopsis of the project
Call for grant

Support and follow-up of HIV/STI country visits
Objectives: to support ECDC in carrying out HIV/STI country visits and plan and support the follow-up visits as part of the plan for action agreed between ECDC and the country under the guidance of and in agreement with the coordinator of the programme on STI, including HIV and blood borne viruses.
Project manager: Marita van de Laar
Contractor: Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom
Dates: November 2009 – November 2011
Call for tender

European Network for STI Microbiology, with emphasis on Gonococcal Antimicrobial Susceptibility Surveillance
Project manager: Marita van de Laar
Contractor: Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom
Dates: August 2009 - August 2012
Link to call for tender
Synopsis of the project

Evidence synthesis and guidance development to increase the effectiveness of HIV testing
Objectives: to update and synthesise the available evidence for interventions and activities aiming to improve access, offer, uptake and effectiveness of HIV testing and counselling and to develop a draft guidance document targeted at the European Union.
Project manager: Johann Fontaine
Contractor: Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom
Dates: December 2009 – December 2010
Synopsis of the project
Technical report: “Evidence synthesis for Guidance on HIV testing”
ECDC Guidance: “HIV testing: increasing uptake and effectiveness in the European Union”

Development of Framework to Monitor the EU Action Plan to Combat HIV-AIDS in the EU & Neighbouring Countries 2009-2013 (lot 1 and Guidance Document for Regionalisation of UNGASS Reporting (lot 2)
Objectives (lot 1): to facilitate, through the development of an M&E framework, the implementation of the actions as outlined in the Commission Communication on combating HIV/AIDS within the European Union and in the neighbouring countries 2009-2013 (COM (2009) 569) and its accompanying action plan and assess the overall impact of the Commission Communication and the action plan. Objectives (lot 2): to develop a guidance document that will be used to push for regionalisation of UNGASS monitoring.
Project manager: Teymur Noori
Contractor: R S Drew Ltd, United Kingdom
Dates: June 2010 – November 2010
Synopsis of the project
Call for tender
Special report: “Implementing the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia: 2010 Progress Report”

Public Health value of HIV ARV resistance monitoring within the EU/EEA
Objective: to provide to ECDC an assessment of the EU added value of systematic monitoring of antiretroviral (ARV) drug resistance among newly diagnosed individuals with HIV-infection in the EU/EEA countries, and the additional value of using the genetic sequence data collected as part of the ARV resistance monitoring for enhancing epidemiological resolution on an EU/EEA level.
Project manager: Mika Salminen
Contractor: Robert Koch Institut, Germany
Dates: May 2010 – November 2010
Synopsis of the project
Call for tender

 

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