HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2019 - 2018 data
This report has been published jointly by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The Regional Office developed the overview of the European Region as a whole and validated the figures of the non-member countries of the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) and ECDC developed the overview of the EU/EEA countries and validated the EU/EEA figures.
ECDC Evidence Brief: Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in Europe and Central Asia
This evidence brief summarises key issues and priorities for action in Europe and Central Asia on PrEP. It is largely based on data collected in 2018 and 2019 by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) to monitor implementation of the 2004 Dublin Declaration. The monitoring questionnaire was disseminated to the 53 countries that are part of the WHO European Region, plus Kosovo and Liechtenstein via an online survey.
HIV testing, Monitoring implementation of the Dublin Declaration on partnership to fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia: 2018 progress report
This report presents the situation of HIV testing in Europe and Central Asia. It summarises data on implementation of national guidelines that shape HIV testing policies, the provision and uptake of HIV testing services in general and among key populations, and efforts being made to widen engagement with HIV testing and reduce late diagnosis.
Rapid risk assessment - Sexual transmission of dengue in Spain
Spanish authorities have reported the likely sexual transmission of dengue between two men. One of the men travelled to Cuba and the Dominican Republic (both countries where dengue is endemic) and returned to Spain on 4 September 2019.
HIV and people who inject drugs - Monitoring implementation of the Dublin Declaration on partnership to fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia: 2018 progress report
This report summarises key issues related to HIV and people who inject drugs in Europe and Central Asia based on data provided by countries for reporting on the Dublin Declaration in 2018.
Response plan to control and manage the threat of multi- and extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea in Europe
ECDC reviewed the response plan and the 2019 update strives to further support EU Member States to develop and implement national strategies and interventions to control the threat of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea in a multidisciplinary approach by outlining the suggested public health response to this threat with several vital components.
Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 September 2019, week 37
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 8-14 September 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, Group A streptococcus infection, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, measles and West Nile virus.
Developing a national strategy for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections
This report outlines suggested steps to develop, implement and coordinate a national STI strategy and action plan. It includes approaches to ensure the necessary stakeholder engagement for such strategies to succeed.
Euro-GASP external quality assessment scheme for Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing
External quality assessment (EQA) is an essential part of any laboratory-based surveillance system, allowing for the monitoring of performance and comparability of results from participating laboratories, identification of potential issues, and deployment of resources and training where necessary.
EMIS-2017 – The European Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men Internet Survey
This report presents a comprehensive analysis of the results of a 2017 survey among men who have sex with men (MSM). Based on the responses of some 128 000 participants in Europe, it provides insights on their knowledge of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STI), sexual behaviour, prevention needs and testing habits.