HIV and other STIs among MSM in the European Region – Report on a consultation

Published: May 27, 2008

HIV and other STIs among MSM in the European Region – Report on a consultation

Abstract

The WHO European Region technical consultation on HIV and other STIs among MSM was held
under the auspices of the Slovenia European Union presidency, in partnership with the Slovenian
Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia and in collaboration with the European Centre
for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Bled, Slovenia, 26–27 May 2008, to foster dialogue
among nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and international agencies working with HIV and
men who have sex with men (MSM) in the WHO European Region. Thirty-five participants,
including nongovernmental organization (NGO) and United Nations agency representatives from 25
countries, attended this two-day consultation. The discussions included United Nations,
governmental and nongovernmental activities and perspectives and epidemiological, human rights
and programme issues.

Contents

Key findings and outcomes …………………………………………………………………………………………………1
Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3
Report on the discussions ……………………………………………………………………………………………………3
The HIV situation of MSM in Europe ……………………………………………………………………………..3
UN, governmental and nongovernmental activities……………………………………………………………4
Working group reports…………………………………………………………………………………………………..5
Epidemiology and surveillance……………………………………………………………………………………5
Human rights and stigmatization…………………………………………………………………………………6
Programme issues……………………………………………………………………………………………………..7
Recommendations ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7
ANNEX 1. Programme……………………………………………………………………………………………………….9
ANNEX 2. Participants…………………………………………………………………………………………………….10

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