The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is an EU agency that aims to strengthen Europe’s defences against infectious diseases. ECDC works in partnership with national health protection bodies across Europe to improve and develop continentwide disease surveillance and early warning systems. By working with experts throughout Europe, ECDC pools Europe’s health knowledge to develop authoritative scientific opinions about the risks posed by current and emerging infectious diseases.
In 2017, SHM continued its leading role in an ECDC project to better estimate HIV incidence and the undiagnosed population living with HIV in Europe and within individual European countries. In addition, SHM is partner in a collaborative multi-year project led by Dr Annabelle Gourlay and Prof. Kholoud Porter from University College London to improve the monitoring of the HIV continuum of care in Europe.
Key publications in 2017:
Reduction in undiagnosed HIV infection in the European Union/European Economic Area, 2012 to 2016
van Sighem A, Pharris A, Quinten C, Noori T, Amato-Gauci AJ, the ECDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance and Dublin Declaration Monitoring Networks.
Euro Surveill. 2017;22(48):pii=17-00771.
The human immunodeficiency virus continuum of care in European Union countries in 2013: data and challenges
Gourlay A, Noori T, Pharris A, Axelsson M, Costagliola D, Cowan S, Croxford S, d'Arminio Monforte A, Del Amo J, Delpech V, Díaz A, Girardi E, Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer B, Hernando V, Jose S, Leierer G, Nikolopoulos G, Obel N, Op de Coul E, Paraskeva D, Reiss P, Sabin C, Sasse A, Schmid D, Sonnerborg A, Spina A, Suligoi B, Supervie V, Touloumi G, Van Beckhoven D, van Sighem A, Vourli G, Zangerle R, Porter K; European HIV Continuum of Care Working Group.
Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 15;64(12):1644-1656. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix212