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Publications Below are listed the publications of the ESSTI network. For more information, please contact the project team.

 



ESSTI Newsletters
 
ESSTI newsletter issue 5 (June 2007) ( pdf 1249 KB)
 
Previous issues
 
ESSTI newsletter issue 4 (March 2007) ( pdf 722 KB)
ESSTI newsletter issue 3 (December 2006) ( pdf 374 KB)
ESSTI newsletter issue 2 (September 2006) (pdf 248 KB)
ESSTI newsletter issue 1 (June 2006) (pdf 104 KB)
 
 
Papers in peer-reviewed journals
 
Van de Laar M. & Ison C. Europe-wide investigation to assess the presence of new variant of Clamydia trachomatis in Europe.
Eurosurveillance Weekly 2007; 12(2): 08/02/2007
 
 

Ison CA, Martin IM, Lowndes CM, Fenton KA. Comparability of laboratory diagnosis and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from reference laboratories in Western Europe. J Antimicrob Chemother 2006; 58(3):580-6.

 
Arthur G, Lowndes CM, Blackham J, Fenton KA, and the European Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections (ESSTI) Network. Divergent approaches to partner notification for sexually transmitted infections across the European Union. Sex Transm Dis 2005; 32(12):764-741.
 
Fenton KA and Lowndes CM, for the European Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections (ESSTI) Network. Recent trends in the epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections in the European Union. Sex Transm Infect 2004; 80: 255-263.
 
Lowndes CM and Fenton KA, for the ESSTI (European Surveillance of STIs) Network. Surveillance systems for STIs in the European Union: facing a changing epidemiology. Sex Transm Infect 2004; 80: 264-271.
 
von Holstein I, Fenton K and Ison C. European network for surveillance of STIs (ESSTI) establishes working groups on lymphogranuloma venereum and HIV/STI prevention among MSM.
Eurosurveillance Weekly 2004; 8(25): 17/06/2004
 
Arthur G. HART study findings suggest a bigger role for human papillomavirus testing in cervical cancer screening.
Eurosurveillance Weekly 2003; 7(51): 18/12/2003
 
Lowndes C, Fenton K, and Cooper J. First meeting of the European Surveillance of STIs (ESSTI) network collaborative group.
Eurosurveillance Weekly 2003; 7(15): 10/04/2003
 
Lowndes C. Sexually transmitted infections may assume an increasingly important role in the evolution of HIV transmission in Europe.
Eurosurveillance Weekly 2002; 6(29): 18/07/2002
 
Lowndes CM, Fenton K. New initiative for surveillance of sexually transmitted infections across Europe. Letter.
BMJ 2002; 20/06/2002. Published online.
 

Fenton K, Giesecke J, Hamers F. Europe-wide surveillance for sexually transmitted infections: a timely and appropriate intervention.

Eurosurveillance 2001; 6(5): 69-70
 
Reports
 
 
ESSTI. Report of the 5th ESSTI steering group meeting. Health Protection Agency, London. 27-28 June 2006. pdf (906 KB)

 

ESSTI. The European Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections (ESSTI) Network. Final Report for the period 1/12/01-1/6/2004.
 

ESSTI. Report of the 3rd ESSTI collaborative group meeting. Health Protection Agency, London. 26-28 May 2004.

 
ESSTI. Report of the 2nd ESSTI collaborative group meeting. Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome. 6-7 November 2003.
 
ESSTI. Executive summary of gonococcal reference laboratories questionnaires results. November 2003.
 
ESSTI. Executive summary of STI laboratory questionnaires results. November 2003.
 
ESSTI. Executive summary of laboratory N. gonorrhoeae panel exchange results. November 2003.
 
PHLS and ESSTI. Report of the first European conference on syphilis outbreaks. London. March 2003.
 
ESSTI. Report of the 1st ESSTI Collaborative Group Meeting. Health Protection Agency, London. 18-19 March 2003.
 
Presentations
 
Martin I, Ison C, Lowndes CM, Fenton K, on behalf of the ESSTI Collaborative Group. Microbiology of STIs in Europe: ESSTI, the new surveillance program for Europe. 8th World STI/AIDS Congress. Punta del Este, Uruguay. 2-5 December 2003. Abstract 171.
 
Fenton K, Lowndes C, Cooper J, for the European Surveillance of STIs (ESSTI) Network. Heterogeneity in European STI surveillance systems: is harmonisation possible? 8th World STI/AIDS Congress. Punta del Este, Uruguay. 2-5 December 2003.
 
Fenton K, Boccia D, Lowndes C et al, on behalf of the ESSTI Network. The recent epidemiology of infectious syphilis in Western Europe. 8th World STI/AIDS Congress. Punta del Este, Uruguay. 2-5 December 2003.
 
Fenton K, Boccia D, Lowndes C, et al, on behalf of the ESSTI Collaborative Group. Recent outbreaks of infectious syphilis in Europe: the role of European STI surveillance. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Conference. Barcelona, Spain. 17 October 2003.
 
Blackham J, Lowndes C, Fenton K, European STI Surveillance (ESSTI) Network. Diversity of sexually transmitted infections (STI) surveillance systems in Western Europe. Health Protection Agency (HPA) Conference. Warwick, UK.17 September 2003.
 
van de Laar M, van Veen M, Couturier E, Hamouda O, Fenton K. Resurgence of syphilis in Europe. International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) 15th biennial conference. Ottawa, Canada. 27-30 July 2003.
Abstract 649 from ISSTDR 2003 website
 

Boccia D, Lowndes C, Fenton K, for the ESSTI Collaborative Group. Recent outbreaks of syphilis in EU: do we need an Early Warning System for STI outbreaks in Europe? International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) 15th biennial conference. Ottawa, Canada. 27-30 July 2003.

Abstract 418 from ISSTDR 2003 website
 
Lowndes CM, Fenton K, Cooper JE, for the European STI Surveillance (ESSTI) Network. Comparing apples and oranges? – Understanding and overcoming heterogeneity in European STI surveillance systems. International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) conference. Ottawa, Canada. 27-30 July 2003.
Abstract 157 from ISSTDR 2003 website
 
Fenton KA, on behalf of the ESSTI Collaborative Group. A European network for surveillance of STIs (ESSTI). Seminar Gaspar Casal, University of Alicante. Alicante, Spain. October 2002.

 

Posters
 
Ison CA, Martin IMC, Lowndes C, Fenton KA, for the ESSTI collaborative group. Laboratory methods for the diagnosis of bacterial sexually transmitted infections across Europe. 2nd Joint Meeting of British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA). Bath, UK.19-21 May 2004.
 
Ison CA, Martin IMC, Lowndes C, Fenton KA, for the ESSTI collaborative group. Comparability of gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility data from reference laboratories across Europe. 2nd Joint Meeting of British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA). Bath, UK.19-21 May 2004.
 

Lowndes CM, Cooper J, Fenton K, for the ESSTI Collaborative Group. Partner notification policies and practices for STIs in Western European countries. International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) 15th biennial conference. Ottawa, Canada. 27-30 July 2003.

Abstract 647 from ISSTDR 2003 website

 

 
 
 
           
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