Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention

 
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Office for HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Head: Dimitra Paraskeva, MD


Aim of the Office

HIV infection remains a major global public health issue. Since the epidemic’s early years, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP), established the HIV infection Office, aiming at monitoring the transmission dynamics of HIV and co-ordinating interventions to confront the HIV epidemic. In later years, the Office has been renamed to HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Office and is involved in the surveillance of STIs.


Responsibilities and actions of the Office

A. Concerning HIV infection, the Office is involved in:

  • the surveillance of HIV infection through the mandatory reporting system,
  • the monitoring of the administration of antiretroviral drugs,  
  • the surveillance of resistance patterns,
  • the provision of scientific advice,
  • the collaboration with an extended network of infectious diseases units, internal medicine clinics and laboratories in Greece, as well as with international organizations.

The Office also co-ordinates the preparation of the bi-annual United Nations General ASSembly (UNGASS) national progress report:

UNGASS national progress report 2008

UNGASS national progress report 2010


B. Concerning STIs, the Office is involved in:

  • the surveillance of syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia infection  through the mandatory reporting system,
  • the provision of scientific advice,
  • the collaboration with an extended network of infectious diseases units, internal medicine clinics and laboratories in Greece, as well as with international organizations.

Contact details 

Telephone number: +30 210 5212129, +30 210 5212133
E-mail:
hiv_office@keelpno.gr


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