The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has developed a molecular surveillance roadmap focussing on the molecular characterisation of HIV, starting with HIV drug resistance (HIVDR).
The objectives of HIVDR surveillance are to monitor the prevalence of, and trends in, HIVDR in newly diagnosed HIV patients at initiation of antiretroviral treatment, in order to inform treatment policies in the EU/EEA member states.
The ECDC intends to develop a sustainable HIVDR surveillance system that complements the overall structure of European HIV surveillance.
A pilot project was carried out to investigate the feasibility of HIVDR surveillance in EU/EEA countries and to make recommendations for the design and implementation of a potential future HIVDR surveillance system at the European level.
Source: ECDC, 23 May 2019