Euro-HIV project & past reports

EuroHIV coordinated the surveillance of AIDS and later also HIV infection in the 53 countries of the WHO European Region between 1984 and 2007, through funding by the European Commission (DG SANCO) and the Institut de Veille Sanitaire in France. The last contract expired on December 31st 2007, and the surveillance is since January 2008 jointly coordinated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe).

The first report on the surveillance of AIDS in Europe, issued in April 1984 by the forerunner of EuroHIV – the WHO Collaborating Centre on AIDS – presented information on AIDS cases reported in 11 countries. The number of countries increased progressively in subsequent years to reach 53 in 2006 and a wide range of topics have been covered including the estimation of AIDS under-reporting, mortality data, analysis of reporting delays, European AIDS surveillance case definition, estimates of HIV cumulative incidence and prevalence, HIV testing and HIV prevalence in specific populations. Results from studies included in the European HIV Prevalence Database have been presented regularly since 1991. The European HIV case reporting system was set up in 1999 with most countries participating.

The EuroHIV mission was to understand, improve and share European HIV/AIDS surveillance data in order to better inform disease prevention, control and care. Its objectives included making international comparisons, assessing trends, characterising affected populations and predicting disease burden and evaluating surveillance methods.

HIV/AIDS surveillance reports 1999 - 2007

Surveillance reports from 1999 to 2007 are available upon request; please send an e-mail to if you like an archived copy.