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      Are European HIV cohort data within EuroCoord representative of the diagnosed HIV population? 

      Nikolopoulos, Georgios; Vourli, Georgia; Pharris, Anastasia; Cazein, Francoise; Costagliola, Dominique; Dabis, Francois; Del Amo, Julia; Delpech, Valerie; Díaz, Asuncion; Girardi, Enrico; Gourlay, Annabelle; Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer, Barbara; Hernando, Victoria; Porter, Kholoud; Rosińska, Magdalena; Sabin, Caroline; Suligoi, Barbara; Supervie, Virginie; Wit, Ferdinand; Touloumi, Giota (2019)
      OBJECTIVE: HIV cohorts are an important source of clinical data for informing public health policies and programmes. However, the generalizability of cohort findings to the wider population of people diagnosed with HIV in ...
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      Design and baseline findings of a large-scale rapid response to an HIV outbreak in people who inject drugs in Athens, Greece: The ARISTOTLE programme 

      Hatzakis, A.; Sypsa, V.; Paraskeva, D.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Tsiara, Chrissa G.; Micha, Katerina; Panopoulos, A.; Malliori-Minerva, Melpomeni; Psichogiou, M.; Pharris, Anastasia; Wiessing, L.; Laar, M. J. van de; Donoghoe, Martin; Heckathorn, Douglas D.; Friedman, Samuel R.; Jarlais, Don C. Des (2015)
      Aims: To (i) describe an intervention implemented in response to the HIV-1 outbreak among people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in Greece (ARISTOTLE programme), (ii) assess its success in identifying and testing this population ...
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      Estimating HIV incidence and number of undiagnosed individuals living with HIV in the European union/ European economic area, 2015 

      Pharris, Anastasia; Quinten, C.; Noori, T.; Amato-Gauci, A. J.; Sighem, A. van; Schmid, D.; Rueckerl, I.; Zangerle, R.; Sasse, A.; Beckhoven, D. van; Denauw, F.; Varleva, T.; Georgieva, V.; Blazic, T. N.; Pavlic, J.; Begovac, J.; Koliou, M.; Hadjihannas, L.; Demetriou, A.; Maly, M.; Šikolová, V.; Cowan, Susan; Fouchard, J.; Rüütel, K.; Pääsukene, A. L.; Liitsola, K.; Salminen, M.; Brummer-Korvenkontio, H.; Cazein, F.; Pillonel, J.; Lot, F.; Comboroure, J.-C.; Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer, Barbara; Heiden, M. A. Der; Kupfer, G.; Marcus, U.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Paraskeva, D.; Konte, Vasileia; Dudas, M.; Szalay, K.; Briem, H.; Sigmundsdottir, G.; Igoe, D.; O’Donnell, K.; Hurley, C.; Lyons, F.; Suligoi, B.; Caraglia, A.; Konova, S.; Erne, S.; Caplinskiene, I.; Fischer, A.; Hoffmann, P.; Melillo, J. M.; Melillo, T.; Coul, Eline Op de; David, S.; Blystad, H.; Myrberg, A. J.; Rosinska, M.; Wawer, I.; Mansinho, K.; Martins, H. C.; Melillo, T.; Mardarescu, Mariana; Truska, P.; Mikas, J.; Klavs, I.; Diaz, Alejandro; Nuñez, O.; Castillo, O.; Avdicova, Maria; Sonnerborg, A.; Kirwan, P.; Chau, C.; Okala, S.; Brown, A.; Delpech, Valerie (2016)
      Since 2011, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence appears unchanged in the European Union/ European Economic Area with between 29,000 and 33,000 new cases reported annually up to 2015. Despite evidence that HIV ...
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      HIV surveillance and injecting drug users in Greece 

      Pharris, Anastasia; Amato, Andrew; Giesecke, Johan; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Tsiodras, Sotirios; Botsi, Chryssoula; Malliori-Minerva, Melpomeni; Kremastinou, Jenny (2014)
      A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "HIV infections and injecting drug users in Greece," by Evangelos C. Alexopoulous in the September 25, 2013 issue.
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      Homelessness and other risk factors for HIV infection in the current outbreak among injection drug users in Athens, Greece 

      Sypsa, V.; Paraskeva, D.; Malliori-Minerva, Melpomeni; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Panopoulos, A.; Kantzanou, Maria; Katsoulidou, Antigoni; Psichogiou, M.; Fotiou, Anastasios; Pharris, Anastasia; Laar, M. J. van de; Wiessing, L.; Jarlais, Don C. Des; Friedman, Samuel R.; Hatzakis, A. (2015)
      Objectives: We examined HIV prevalence and risk factors among injection drug users (IDUs) in Athens, Greece, during an HIV outbreak. Methods: We used respondent-driven sampling (RDS) to recruit 1404 IDUs to the Aristotle ...
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      The human immunodeficiency virus continuum of care in European Union Countries in 2013: Data and Challenges 

      Gourlay, Annabelle; Noori, T.; Pharris, Anastasia; Avdicova, Maria; Costagliola, Dominique; Cowan, Susan; Croxford, Sara; Monforte, A. D'arminio; Amo, Julia del; Delpech, Valerie; Diaz, Alejandro; Girardi, Enrico; Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer, Barbara; Hernando, Victoria; Jose, Sophie; Leierer, Gisela; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Obel, N.; Coul, E. Op De; Paraskeva, D.; Reiss, P.; Sabin, C.; Sasse, A.; Schmid, D.; Sonnerborg, A.; Spina, A.; Suligoi, B.; Supervie, V.; Touloumi, G.; Beckhoven, D. Van; Sighem, A. Van; Vourli, G.; Zangerle, R.; Porter, K. (2017)
      Background. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has set a "90-90-90" target to curb the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic by 2020, but methods used to assess whether countries have reached ...
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      Human immunodeficiency virus in injecting drug users in Europe following a reported increase of cases in Greece and Romania, 2011 

      Pharris, Anastasia; Wiessing, L.; Sfetcu, O.; Hedrich, D.; Botescu, A.; Fotiou, Anastasios; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Malliori-Minerva, Melpomeni; Salminen, M.; Suk, J. E.; Griffiths, P.; Laar, M. J. van de (2011)
      Greece and Romania reported an increased number of HIV cases among injecting drug users (IDUs) during 2011. Most European countries reported no changes in the rate of newly diagnosed cases of HIV or HIV prevalence in IDUs; ...
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      National income inequality and declining GDP growth rates are associated with increases in HIV diagnoses among people who inject drugs in Europe: A panel data analysis 

      Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Fotiou, Anastasios; Kanavou, Eleftheria; Richardson, C.; Detsis, Marios; Pharris, Anastasia; Suk, J. E.; Semenza, J. C.; Costa-Storti, Claudia; Paraskeva, D.; Sypsa, V.; Malliori-Minerva, Melpomeni; Friedman, Samuel R.; Hatzakis, A. (2015)
      Background: There is sparse evidence that demonstrates the association between macro-environmental processes and drug-related HIV epidemics. The present study explores the relationship between economic, socio-economic, ...
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      Potential adjustment methodology for missing data and reporting delay in the HIV Surveillance System, European Union/European Economic Area, 2015 

      Rosinska, Magdalena; Pantazis, Nikos; Janiec, Janusz; Pharris, Anastasia; Amato-Gauci, Andrew J.; Quinten, Chantal; Network, ECDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Koliou, Maria (2018)
      Accurate case-based surveillance data remain the key data source for estimating HIV burden and monitoring prevention efforts in Europe. We carried out a literature review and exploratory analysis of surveillance data ...
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      Rapid Decline in HIV Incidence among Persons Who Inject Drugs during a Fast-Track Combination Prevention Program after an HIV Outbreak in Athens 

      Sypsa, V.; Psichogiou, M.; Paraskeva, D.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Tsiara, Chrissa G.; Paraskeva, D.; Micha, Katerina; Malliori-Minerva, Melpomeni; Pharris, Anastasia; Wiessing, L.; Donoghoe, Martin; Friedman, Samuel R.; Jarlais, Don Des; Daikos, Georgios L.; Hatzakis, A. (2017)
      Background. A "seek-test-treat" intervention (ARISTOTLE) was implemented in response to an outbreak of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among persons who inject drugs (PWID) in Athens. We assess trends in HIV ...
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      Trends in HIV surveillance data in the EU/EEA, 2005 to 2014: New HIV diagnoses still increasing in men who have sex with men 

      Pharris, Anastasia; Quinten, C.; Tavoschi, L.; Spiteri, G.; Amato-Gauci, A. J.; Schmid, D.; Sasse, A.; Beckhoven, D. Van; Varleva, T.; Blazic, Tatjana Nemeth; Koliou, M.; Hadjihannas, L.; Maly, M.; Cowan, Susan; Rüütel, K.; Liitsola, K.; Salminen, M.; Cazein, F.; Pillonel, J.; Lot, F.; Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer, Barbara; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Paraskeva, D.; Dudas, M.; Briem, H.; Sigmundsdottir, G.; Igoe, D.; O’Donnell, K.; O’Flanagan, D.; Suligoi, B.; Konova, S.; Erne, S.; Caplinskiene, I.; Jean-Schmit, C.; Melillo, J. M.; Melillo, T.; Coul, E. Op De; Blystad, H.; Rosinska, M.; Diniz, A.; Mardarescu, Mariana; Truska, P.; Klavs, I.; Diez, M.; Avdicova, Maria; Delpech, Valerie (2015)
      Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission remains significant in Europe. Rates of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have declined, but not in all countries. New HIV diagnoses have increased among native and ...