EU Resolution To Promote Early HIV Diagnosis

Ruzanna Harutyunyan's picture
Advertisement

The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution that calls on the Council of Ministers and the European Commission to formulate an HIV/AIDS strategy promoting early detection of the disease, Xinhua/People's Daily reports. The resolution passed with a vote of 480 to four.

It says that barriers to anonymous HIV testing should be reduced and that authorities from the council and the commission should work together to communicate the benefits of earlier care for people living with HIV/AIDS, according to Xinhua/People's Daily.

Advertisement

The parliament asked for continued HIV/AIDS monitoring and surveillance by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and called for improved estimates of undiagnosed HIV/AIDS cases. The resolution also included a call for member states to initiate efforts to help end discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS, including current restrictions on their freedom of movement, Xinhua/People's Daily reports. The parliament also asked states to increase available HIV/AIDS education and information on prevention, testing and treatment.

According to Xinhua/People's Daily, 11% of new HIV cases in the European Union occur in people under age 25 (Xinhua/People's Daily, 11/20).

Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, search the archives, and sign up for email delivery at kaisernetwork.org/email . The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report is published for kaisernetwork.org, a free service of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. © 2007 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.

Advertisement