European AIDS Clinical Society Second Standard of Care Meeting, Brussels 16-17 November 2016: a summary.

De Wit, S; Battegay, M; D'Arminio Monforte, A; Lundgren, J D; Oprea, C; Antinori, A; Bhagani, S; Fätkenheuer, G; Friis-Moller, N; Furrer, Hansjakob; Mussini, C (2018). European AIDS Clinical Society Second Standard of Care Meeting, Brussels 16-17 November 2016: a summary. HIV medicine, 19(2), pp. 77-80. Blackwell Science 10.1111/hiv.12559

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The European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) organized a second meeting on Standard of Care in Europe on November 16-17 th, 2016. The aims of the meeting were to discuss and propose actions on three topics, namely: Adherence to guidelines for treatment initiation, treatment monitoring and outcomes, Retention in care and HIV and tuberculosis co-infection. Several actions need to be implemented in order to further improve quality of care and treatment of HIV in Europe. A common ground for standard of care, based on the EACS Guidelines should be established throughout Europe. EACS plans to interact with policy makers and other stakeholders to insure this common minimal level of standard of care, in particular for initiating of ART, accessibility of drugs and monitoring of ART with viral load. Progress should be made to monitor retention in care, prevent lost to follow and insure return to care. Improving integration of services and accessibility to care play a major role. Integration is also key for optimizing care of HIV-tuberculosis co-infection, as well as diagnosis and prevention of tuberculosis in population at risk. The Standard of Care meeting organized every other year by EACS provides a unique opportunity to monitor progresses and pitfalls in HIV patient care throughout Europe. It is also a forum for advocacy towards policy makers and other stakeholders to constantly improve HIV patient global management, aiming to provide the same level of quality on the whole continent.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

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Furrer, Hansjakob


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Blackwell Science




Annelies Luginbühl

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28 Dec 2017 09:13

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05 Dec 2022 15:08

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EACS guidelines retention in care standard of care tuberculosis




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