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.

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Latest outputs


ECDC releases operational guidance on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in the EU/EEA and the UK

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ECDC and WHO call for improved HIV testing in Europe

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Infographic: HIV transmission risk patterns in Europe

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Disease networks

European Network for STI Surveillance

European Network for Hepatitis B and C Surveillance

European Network for HIV/AIDS Surveillance

European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP)

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Ability to Monitor National Responses to the HIV Epidemic “Beyond Viral Suppression”: Findings From Six European Countries

Mar 2020

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Reorienting health systems to care for people with HIV beyond viral suppression

Dec 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

The European gonococcal antimicrobial surveillance programme (Euro-GASP) appropriately reflects the antimicrobial resistance situation for Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the European Union/European Economic Area

Dec 2019