Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
5th European Conference on Clinical and Social Research on AIDS and Drugs [5ECCSRAD]
The overarching goal of the conference is – to increase capacity for development and implementation of effective addiction prevention strategies in relation with HIV/AIDS prevention, care and suppor...
The overarching goal of the conference is – to increase capacity for development and implementation of effective addiction prevention strategies in relation with HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support throughout EU and Candidate Countries by scaling up clinical, public health and social sciences research and best practice.
To achieve this goal, the general objectives can be formulated as follows:
O1. To share and disseminate the best practices in preventing drug-related blood-borne infectious diseases, in particular HIV and hepatitis (B/C), among injecting drug users and HIV infection resulting from high risk sexual behaviour among both injecting and non-injecting drug users.
O2. To share and disseminate best and emerging practices for providing care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and vulnerable groups (with particular emphasis on IDUs, incarcerated and released prisoners).
O3. To scale up and disseminate the clinical, public health and social sciences research related with addiction and drug-related blood-borne infectious diseases.
O4. To address how to enhance the development and implementation of addiction and drug-related infectious disease prevention in Europe, formulating recommendations, guidelines and initiatives for strengthening this capacity.
O5. To mobilize comprehensive and broader civil society (youth organizations, NGOs, PLHWA) and community actions in order to fight stigma and discrimination as key approach in HIV/AIDS prevention and care.
O6. To enhance skills and knowledge of addiction and HIV/AIDS prevention professionals in counselling, primary, secondary prevention, and early intervention strategy implementation.
Start date: 28/04/2009 - End date: 28/12/2009
Call: Promote Health (Hp-2008)
Topic: Sexually transmitted diseases