HIV/AIDS, sexual transmitted infections and viral hepatitis programme

Networks and partnerships

The programme covers:

ECDC collaborates with experts in the EU/EEA Member States, the European Commission, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the WHO Regional Office for Europe, UNAIDS and non-governmental organisations like the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS.


The Programme aims to support European Bodies and Member States in the areas of surveillance and epidemiology, monitoring and evaluation of public health programmes and scientific guidance by:

  • Further strengthening STI, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C surveillance in Europe;
  • Developing robust programme monitoring framework to monitor the implementation of prevention and control programmes at national and international levels;
  • Providing evidence-based guidance for key prevention interventions and promote public health programmes that reduce health inequalities;
  • Monitoring the implementation of the EU Communication and Action Plan on HIV/AIDS in the EU and Neighbouring Countries.


Head of Programme: Andrew J. Amato-Gauci
Programme Manager: Els Driessens

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Disease networks

European Network for HIV/AIDS Surveillance

HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe is jointly coordinated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, collecting data from all 53 countries in the European region.

European Network for STI Surveillance

The European Network for sexually transmitted infections (STI) Surveillance aims to improve collaboration, build capacity and facilitate robust dissemination of information on STI to inform public health policy and planning across Europe.

European Network for Hepatitis B and C Surveillance

The network comprises the contact points for Hepatitis B and C surveillance that are nominated by the competent bodies for surveillance in EU/EFTA, and includes both epidemiology and virology experts.

European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP)

The Euro-GASP network carries out sentinel surveillance of gonococcal antimicrobial resistance in the EU/EEA and is strengthening capacity for gonococcal culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing through laboratory training and EQA schemes. In addition the network performs molecular typing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Related diseases

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Lymphogranuloma venereum

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HIV infection and AIDS

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Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis B

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Congenital syphilis

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Chlamydia infection

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Sexually transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections is a group of infections that may transmit through vaginal, oral and anal sexual intercourse.