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HIV/AIDS

According to the criteria of HIV/AIDS epidemic prevalence specified by UNAIDS/WHO, Slovenia is among the countries with a low level epidemic in which HIV/AIDS has not spread significantly in any population subgroup (several hundred people are infected; less than 1 person per 1000 residents). HIV/AIDS spreads primarily in one population subgroup, i.e. in men who have sex with men, which is why the level of preventive activities in this subgroup has been increasing. Slovenia is successfully implementing the HIV Infection Prevention and Control Strategy for 2010-2015.

  

The State is responsible for the prevention and control of HIV infections. It prepares appropriate legislation, other statutory acts as well as political guidelines and provides funds for the implementation of the Strategy. Furthermore, it  provides political authority and a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach as well as good mutual cooperation of various sectors, professionals, non-governmental organisations, civil society, local communities, educational, medical, religious and other interested communities as well as those living with HIV or AIDS. The main coordination body is the AIDS commission, which is appointed by the Minister of health. The AIDS commission provides advice on planning, monitoring and evaluation of the Strategy and regular checking of guidelines and the doctrine.

 

At the international level, we cooperate with UNAIDS, UNDP and other United Nations agencies, with the World Health Organisation, European Commission and its bodies, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and other relevant European Union agencies, and also coordinate with other national and foreign partners.

 

More about HIV: www.stop-aids.si/EN

 

European HIV testing week

 

 

Basic documents on HIV/AIDS:

 

Slovenia: 

HIV Infection Prevention and Control Strategy for 2010-2015

 

EU:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/Pages/home.aspx)

 

WHO:

World Health Organisation (http://www.who.int/topics/hiv_aids/en/)

 

UNO:

United Nations Organisations (http://www.unaids.org/en/)