Conference Overview

The European Conference "HIV in European Region - Unity and Diversity", hosted in Tallinn, will cover the key issues related to HIV epidemic, prevention, and care in European Region, with a special focus on Eastern European countries. In the last decade several Eastern European countries have experienced the fastest growing HIV-epidemics in the world. The first cases of HIV in the region were diagnosed only in late 1980s, but the increase in injecting drug use led to major HIV epidemic in the end of 1990s. In some countries the spread of HIV has decreased but in some the epidemic is still growing.


  • To facilitate the exchange of knowledge, good practices and research findings among public health experts;
  • To strengthen collaboration and networking between governmental organizations, civil society partners, and research institutions;
  • To provide people with HIV, policy makers, practitioners, and others with a possibility to interact with each other.


  • The Conference is open to everyone interested in issues related to HIV; however, the programme is primarily designed for:
  • Policy-makers and public health administrators;
  • Representatives from non-governmental and community based organisations;
  • Practitioners: doctors, nurses and other health care workers, counsellors and psychologists;
  • Researchers, teachers and students of public health;
  • Delegates from EU services, WHO and other international organisations.

Work Methods

The Conference offers plenary and parallel sessions, panel discussions, on-site visits, work-shops, poster displays and several satellite and affiliated events.


The official languages of the Conference are English and Russian. Simultaneous translation into Russian will be provided for most conference sessions. All Conference publications and materials will be provided in English and Russian.

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