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HIV in Europe Stockholm, 3.November 2009. Communication on combating HIV/AIDS in the EU and the neighbourhood - strategy and second action plan (2010-2014) Gisela Lange DG SANCO. COMMISSION LEGISLATIVE AND WORK PROGRAMME 2009.

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hiv in europe stockholm 3 november 2009

HIV in EuropeStockholm, 3.November 2009

Communication on combating HIV/AIDS in the EU and the neighbourhood - strategy and second action plan (2010-2014)

Gisela Lange DG SANCO

commission legislative and work programme 2009

Communication on combating HIV/AIDS in the EU and the neighbourhood - strategy and second action plan (2010-2014)

Adopted on 26 October 2009 Good press coverage - focus on late presenters


Consultation with Member States and Civil Society

Impact assessment


Action plan

structure 2 nd strategy
structure – 2nd strategy



2) Priority groups and issues

3) Priority regions

Introduction – response – expected results

Continuity: political, leadership , civil society,

Human rights

1 introduction
1. Introduction

Public health concern, social dimension, transition to chronic condition

Economic crisis and consequences

No room for complacency 730 000 in EU and neighbourhood

Priorities: prevention , geographical areas, vulnerable groups

1 2 background and motivation

time to assess –what are the challenges and needs for the next years?

Added value of a policy at EU level

Epidemiological situation and potential trends

Political situation – declarations and commitments

Legal and social situation – obstacles, particularities

The first EU action plan on combating HIV/AIDS (2006- 2009) – impact: increase in political advocacy – Bremen , Council conclusions, strengthening of civil society, improved cooperation)…

2 the response priorities

1. prevention

primary and secondary prevention costly but cost-effective

2. priority regions - Eastern Europe: Member States, and Eastern ENP countries Focus on Ukraine, republic of Moldova, Russian Federation

3. priority groups most at risk of infection

Cross cutting surveillance, research , monitoring and evaluation

2 1 priorities

2.3.1. Prevention

- adapt prevention strategies to match changing trends and shifts of epidemics in confined situations and to adapt prevention messages to new generations who have missed the original "AIDS shock"

-solid evidence base and robust surveillance systems , including behavioural data to address key forces behind the epidemic

- important aspects of prevention are :

Respect of human rights

sexual and reproductive rights of PLWHA

effective comprehensive sexual education including knowledge about HIV/AIDS

universal access to prevention, non discriminatory treatment and care

Correct and consistent condom use

Voluntary and counselled testing

harm reduction

2 2 priority areas
(i) States most concerned in the Union , especially Eastern Europe

(ii) Countries in the Eastern neighbourhood Ukraine , Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation

- address HIV/AIDS in future negotiations on bi- and multilateral agreements with third countries where necessary

- invite ENP countries to EU meetings in order to facilitate trans-national cooperation on all levels

- development of specific programmes setting out first line measures to improve the control of HIV/AIDS particularly in Eastern Europe

- use financial EU instruments to support health systems and to finance specific measures against the spread of HIV and associated infections

2.2. PRIORITY Areas
2 3 priority groups
2.3. Priority groups




Migrants from high prevalence countries and mobile populations –

3 action plan priorities identified attribution of tasks to be discussed in think tank
3.Action Planpriorities identified, attribution of tasks to be discussed in Think Tank

exchange of best practice on

targeted prevention - particular focus on migrants and mobile populations


Behavioural studies

Abolish travel restrictions for PLWHA

Training of medical staff

3 expectated results

(i) A decrease of the level of HIV transmission

(ii) A real improvement of the quality of life of PLWHA

(iii) Improve the education, knowledge and awareness on HIV/AIDS

(iv) Strengthen the solidarity towards an unambiguous response to HIVAIDS