ECDC expert consultation: developing a molecular surveillance strategy for HIV in the EU/EEA
The aim of this meeting was to agree on the public health objectives for molecular surveillance of HIV within the European Union.
During this expert consultation, the preparation of a molecular surveillance strategy for HIV at European Union/European Economic Area level was discussed. Participants looked at the public health objectives for molecular surveillance of HIV as well as the scope and possible ways to introduce the collection of data for molecular surveillance of HIV at focussing at EU level.
In 2013, an ECDC strategy and roadmap for integration of molecular typing into European level surveillance and epidemic preparedness was agreed with EU Member States. Molecular typing and surveillance aims to support early detection and characterisation of strains that show resistance to antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV and/or for characterisation of transmission routes and risk groups. The first step towards implementing the roadmap was to discuss and agree the public health objectives for preparation of a disease-specific strategy for molecular surveillance of HIV.
Participation in this meeting was by invitation only.
World AIDS Day 2019 - Taking a closer look: HIV in women in Europe
1 Dec 2019 to 1 Dec 2019 - Around the globe, more women than men live with HIV. Does the same apply to Europe? We will take a closer look at trends and risk factors for HIV among women.
ECDC holds the annual Observership programme for ESCMID, EUCIC and ESCV members
2 Sep 2019 to 6 Sep 2019 - As every year, ECDC organised a week-long programme for observers from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) and the European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV) from 2 to 6 September 2019.