The survey looked at national STI surveillance, care and prevention
systems in Europe, and compared:
- their main structural characteristics
- the factors affecting their performance
- their heterogeneity and similarities
- their priorities for improvement.
It also assessed the feasibility of:
- carrying out a retrospective comparative analysis of acute STI
trends in Europe for the last decade
- establishing STI surveillance networks which produce comparable
data across Europe
- defining minimum standards for STI surveillance across the
Data were collected on current practices and policies for STI
surveillance; STI treatment and care structures; screening and partner
notification policies; and national strategies and prevention programmes.
Key documents and resources from all countries were also analysed.
Completed questionnaires were summarised in a standard format and
validated by each country’s surveillance lead.
The results have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
See our publications