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Assessing the burden of key infectious diseases affecting migrant populations in the EU/EEA

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ECDC

Migrant health is receiving increasing attention in Europe and is a priority for ECDC. This summary presents the main findings of an ECDC project to assess the burden of infectious diseases among migrants in the EU/EEA and the completeness, quality and usefulness of data collected by the...

Tags: (Undocumented) Migrants, Policy makers, NGOs, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Central Asia, Monitoring and Evaluation, Migration
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Policy Paper - Who is paying the price for austerity?

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Efi Kokkini, Ionut Alexandrescy, Luis Mendao, Martin Busch, Miroslava Zilinska, Thanasis Apostolou, Xavier Majó i Roca.

This newsletter is devoted to the urgent issue on the consequences of the austerity policy on public health and harm reduction and presents examples and reports from Correlation partners in the Southern and South Eastern European region.

Tags: Policy makers, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), WHO European region, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Policy, Harm reduction
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Greater Meaningful Involvement of People Who Use Drugs

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John-Peter Kools

This brochure highlights some of the examples of excellent practices in peer involvement in Europe. 25 years ago, the first peer initiatives were started as innovative means of providing HIV prevention education. Since then, the scope and capacity of peer involvement has significantly increased...

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Harm reduction, Advocacy, Prevention
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Acceptability and feasibility of introducing the HIV rapid oral test in CBVCTs

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Dr Laura Fernàndez - ICO; Agència Salut Pública de Catalunya

Rapid HIV tests can play an important role in HIV prevention activities and expand access to testing in both clinical and nonclinical settings. The objective of the study is to assess the acceptability, feasibility and impact of introducing oral rapid test technologies at the network of...

Tags: NGOs, Health care professionals, Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Research, Prevention, Testing and counselling
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EHRN Regional Program on HIV and Harm Reduction for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: first steps, processes and lessons learned

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Eurasian Harm Reduction Network

Eurasian Harm Reduction Network will develop and submit a Concept Note on HIV and harm reduction for the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)to the Global Fund. This report describes work by EHRN and its partners to complete the regional program concept note, mainly between July and...

Tags: NGOs, Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Policy, Advocacy
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Position paper on the overly broad criminalisation of HIV transmission, exposure and / or non-disclosure

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EATG

EATG argues that while the criminal law may be applied to exceptional and extremely rare cases of malicious and deliberate HIV transmission, the criminal law is too blunt and rigid a tool for dealing effectively with public health initiatives, controling the spread of HIV, and deterring harm-...

Tags: Policy makers, NGOs, Western Europe, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Prevention, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination
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Female sex workers and health care: BORDERNETwork IBBS Survey Report

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Tzvetina Arsova Netzelmann; Elfriede Steffan; Liilia Lõhmus; Jury Kalikov; Anda Karnite, Alexander Leffers, Barbora Kucharova, Rayna Dimitrova, Cristina Fierbinteanu

The multi-city cross-sectional survey in 956 female SWs from seven EU countries collected behavioural (85-items interview) and epidemiological (HIV, Syphilis,HCV,HBV)data between March 2011 and February 2012. Participants were recruited in indoor, outdoor and IDU sex works scenes. The findings...

Tags: Policy makers, Sex workers, Health care professionals, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Care and support, Research, Prevention
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STI and HIV prevention in men who have sex with men in Europe

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ResultsinHealth, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands and Schorer for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

The document offers an updated inventory of STI and HIV trends among MSM in Europe from 1995-2010,a literature review of behavioural and psychosocial STI and HIV prevention interventions among MSM and a review of intervention evaluations. The report recognises that combined prevention...

Tags: , Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Epidemiology, Prevention, Research
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Needs Identification in the Area of Mental Health and HIV - 1st phase of the MAIDS research project

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Jacek Moskalewicz, PhD; Marta Welbel, MA; Agnieszka Pisarska

The main purpose of MAIDS is to contribute to improving the quality of life of people with
double/triple diagnoses (HIV, addiction, mental illness) in new EU countries, by bringing forward
more evidence related to the issue. In doing this awareness of the relationship between HIV...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Research, Care and support
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Mental Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS - 2nd phase of the MAIDS research project

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Jacek Moskalewicz, PhD; Marta Welbel, MA

This report presents the results of phase 2 of the project 'Mental Health Care of People Living with HIV/AIDS' (MAIDS). Carried out in 10 Central and Eastern European EU countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, it aims to...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Care and support
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