Sexually transmitted diseases / Projects

First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Centre AIDS & Mobility A&M [-]
The general aim of the project was to develop and exchange solutions to handle specific issues relating to the vulnerability of mobile and migrant populations, with a specific focus on young people to...
The general aim of the project was to develop and exchange solutions to handle specific issues relating to the vulnerability of mobile and migrant populations, with a specific focus on young people to HIV/AIDS.

More specifically, the objectives of the project was: - to collect and disseminate in-depth information, including epidemiological developments, regarding mobile populations in the European Member States and the applicant countries;
- to stimulate collaboration and networking between European Member States and applicant countries on the issue of (young) migrants;
- to stimulate links and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental organisations in the area of migration and youth at the national and the European level, with a focus on active involvement of the respective populations/communities;
- to assess and document best practice with respect to prevention, care and support in Europe in the field of HIV/AIDS and migrant, mobile & young people;
- to continue developing new approaches in regard to effective HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, concerning migrant, mobile and young populations;
- to provide health professionals in the field of migration and youth with the opportunity of skills building and exchange of knowledge and expertise;
- to operate a helpdesk and make information and consultancy available to a wide network of professionals in the field and to policy makers at the national and the European level.
Start date: 01/01/2004 - End date: 01/01/2007
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2003)
Topic: Sexually transmitted diseases
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Network for Transnational AIDS/STI Prevention among Migrant Prostitutes. [TAMPEP 7]
The overall purpose was to further develop the models of good practice and current tools to support the planning and implementation of coordinated and comprehensive health promotion and social care se...
The overall purpose was to further develop the models of good practice and current tools to support the planning and implementation of coordinated and comprehensive health promotion and social care services for migrant sex workers and trafficked women in all EU countries, through an on-going pan-European cooperation and through expanding the network by including the new EU member countries.
The general objectives were:
1. To consolidate and further develop HIV/STI prevention, health and social promotion interventions for migrant and mobile sex workers in Europe.
2. To promote human rights and equality in public health policies for migrant/mobile sex workers and trafficked women.
3. To facilitate the sharing of knowledge, experience and good practices among service providers and community based organisations on pan-European level.
4. To consolidate and expand the network of 25 countries in Europe, and to strengthen their capacity for effective interventions within a sub-regional cooperation model.
Start date: 01/01/2005 - End date: 01/01/2007
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2004)
Topic: Sexually transmitted diseases
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
HIV / AIDS Surveillance in Europe [EURO HIV]
The main objectives of the EURO HIV project are - To supply reliable data for evidence-based EU public health policies; - To develop, improve and harmonise European HIV/AIDS surveillance methods and c...
The main objectives of the EURO HIV project are - To supply reliable data for evidence-based EU public health policies; - To develop, improve and harmonise European HIV/AIDS surveillance methods and catalyse national efforts to improve HIV/AIDS surveillance; - To support networking and cooperation between HIV reference laboratories and to promote the use of new assays for monitoring HIV incidence;
- To prepare for the possible integration of HIV/AIDS surveillance into the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Start date: 01/01/2005 - End date: 01/01/2008
Call: Health Threats (Ht 2004)
Topic: Sexually transmitted diseases
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
HIV/AIDS and STI-prevention, diagnostic and therapy in crossing border regions among the current and the new EC-outer borders [BORDERNET]
Objectives:
Assessing the HIV/AIDS and STD prevention, diagnostic and therapy situation in border areas. German and Polish experts recommend intervention measures in view of the EC entry of Poland a...
Objectives:
Assessing the HIV/AIDS and STD prevention, diagnostic and therapy situation in border areas. German and Polish experts recommend intervention measures in view of the EC entry of Poland and other CEE states. BORDERNET addresses regions along the former EC outer borders. 13 partners from 6 countries (Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) will build 4 model regions in a first phase.

Goals and work plan:
- To improve the regional cross-border planning basis up to European standards
- To develop regionally situated HIV and STDs surveillance systems (local cohort)
- To carry out surveys among selected target groups regarding the needs of the pilot regions
- To establish regional cross-border networks adjusting and improving HIV/AIDS/STDs prevention services
- To improve prevention offers for groups at risk regarding to the needs of the pilot regions
- To support regional prevention campaigns regarding to the needs of the pilot regions
- To train multipliers regarding to the needs of the pilot regions
- To train multipliers in EC outer border countries inclusive Baltic States
- To improve and standardise pre- und post- counselling regarding to the needs of the pilot regions
- To improve and standardise HIV and STDs diagnostic regarding to the needs of the pilot regions

Start date: 01/01/2005 - End date: 01/01/2008
Call: Health Information (Hi 2004)
Topic: Sexually transmitted diseases
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections [ESSTI]
The ESSTI (European Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections) Network aims to develop and coordinate epidemiological and laboratory surveillance of STIs in the European region in order to bette...
The ESSTI (European Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections) Network aims to develop and coordinate epidemiological and laboratory surveillance of STIs in the European region in order to better inform STI prevention, care and control. 
Start date: 01/01/2006 - End date: 01/01/2009
Call: Health Threats (Ht 2004)
Topic: Sexually transmitted diseases