Surveillance and disease data for HIV and AIDS
Since 2008, ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe co-ordinate enhanced HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe covering all 53 countries in the WHO European Region. The annual surveillance report is published each year prior to World AIDS Day on 1 December.
Countries of the EU/EEA report case-based HIV data in accordance with standard EU/EEA case definitions, while 30 countries report case-based AIDS data. All HIV and AIDS data are from case-based surveillance.
To correct for reporting delay, a statistical approach using historical data from 2005 to 2014 was applied. Countries were excluded from reporting delay adjustment when they: i) showed an inconsistent and non-stationary pattern in their reporting delay distribution during the period 2005–2014, or ii) reported aggregated data during the period 2005–2014. Reporting delays were taken into account for the calculation of graphs on transmission mode and disease trends.
Annual Epidemiological Reports on HIV/AIDS
ECDC’s annual epidemiological reports provide data to support decision-making at the national level.
Annual HIV/AIDS Surveillance Reports
Since 2008, ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) have coordinated enhanced HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe with the purpose of covering all 53 countries in the European region.
It is crucial to estimate the proportion of the total population of persons living with HIV in order to understand the burden of the disease and the need for antiretroviral treatment and other HIV-related care.