HIV infection and AIDS
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains one of the most important communicable diseases in Europe. It is an infection associated with serious disease, persistently high costs of treatment and care, significant number of deaths and shortened life expectancy.
HIV is a virus which attacks the immune system and causes a lifelong severe illness with a long incubation period.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains one of the most important communicable diseases in Europe.
Threats and outbreaks
Current and past threats and outbreaks of HIV infection and AIDS. Risk assessments.
Public health guidance on HIV and STI prevention among men who have sex with men
17 Jun 2015 - This guidance, based on a systematic review of the literature and expert opinion, suggests that there is good evidence to ensure that some key components are considered for inclusion in national and sub-national public health programmes in countries in Europe.
The benefits of HIV treatment: undetectable means you do not pass on the virus
25 Jul 2018 - Since its introduction in the 1990s, the main aim of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV has been to halt the progression of the infection, maintaining the health of the HIV-positive person taking treatment. In addition to this, the impact of treatment as prevention has been well described.
Effective use of digital platforms for STI/HIV prevention among MSM in the EU/EEA
This ECDC series provides comprehensive guides to the effective use of digital platforms for STI/HIV prevention among MSM in the EU/EEA. The guides incorporate the expertise of stakeholders, scientific literature relating to social media and digital platforms, commercial sector best practice and engagement with the platform companies themselves.Read more