Programme coordinator: Marita van de Laar
The programme on sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV/AIDS and blood-borne infections, was established in 2006. The overall strategy is to become:
- a key player in Europe with respect to the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, STIs and viral hepatitis including surveillance and epidemiology, monitoring and evaluation of public health programmes and scientific guidance;
- the reference centre for these activities for all EU/EEA Member States (MS) through close collaboration with MS, the European Commission and other relevant international bodies and networks.
The main medium-term objectives are to:
- further strengthen STI, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C surveillance in Europe.
- develop a robust programme monitoring framework to monitor the implementation of prevention and control programmes at national and international levels. Provide evidence-based guidance for key prevention interventions and promote public health programmes that reduce health inequalities, including HIV testing guidance, prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM) and people who inject drugs (PWID) , and the framework for prevention and control of viral hepatitis.
The programme implements its multi-annual strategy through annual work plans. If you want to know more, read the 2010-2013 programme’s multi-annual strategy and the ongoing projects.
The programme team can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.