Written by the HIV in Europe initiative that is directed by an independent group of experts which has come together to work for optimal testing and earlier care for HIV in Europe. ESCMID endorses this guidance.
The objectives of the guidance are to:
Encourage and support the inclusion of indicator condition-guided HIV testing in national HIV testing strategies, taking into account the local HIV prevalence, ongoing testing programmes and the local healthcare setting;
Recommend approaches and practical tools for education and training of healthcare professionals on overcoming barriers to recommending an HIV test.
M. Woodhead, F. Blasi, S. Ewig, J. Garau, G. Huchon, M. Ieven, A. Ortqvist, T. Schaberg, A. Torres, G. van der Heijden, R. Read and T. J. M. Verheij. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2011; 17(Suppl. 6): 1-24 & E1–E59
Kalpana Gupta, Thomas M. Hooton, Kurt G. Naber, Bjorn Wullt, Richard Colgan, Loren G. Miller, Gregory J. Moran, Lindsay E. Nicolle, Raul Raz, Anthony J. Schaeffer, and David E. Soper. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2011; 52: 103-120
Thomas M. Hooton, Suzanne F. Bradley, Diana D. Cardenas, Richard Colgan, Suzanne E. Geerlings, James C. Rice, Sanjay Saint, Anthony J. Schaeffer, Paul A. Tambayh, Peter Tenke, and Lindsay E. Nicolle, Clinical Infectious Diseases 2010; 50: 625-663
Torres A, Ewig S, Lode H, Carlet J, for the European HAP Working Group. Intensive Care Medicine 2009; 35: 1336-9. Under the auspices of the European Respiratory Society (ERS), ESCMID and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) to complement the last IDSA/ATS guidelines published 3 years ago. Also supported by the Helics working group. downloadlink to IDSA/ATS guidelines
Guidelines on Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Infective Endocarditis
Gilbert Habib (Chairperson); Bruno Hoen; Pilar Tornos; Franck Thuny; Bernard Prendergast; Isidre Vilacosta; Philippe Moreillon; Manuel de Jesus Antunes; Ulf Thilen; John Lekakis; Maria Lengyel; Ludwig Muller; Christoph K. Naber; Petros Nihoyannopoulos; Anton Moritz; Jose Luis Zamorano, EHJ 2009;30:2369-2413
Guidelines for the diagnosis of tick-borne bacterial diseases in Europe
P. Brouqui et al., ESCMID Study Group on Coxiella, Anaplasma, Rickettsia and Bartonella (ESCAR) and the European Network for Surveillance of Tick-Borne Diseases, Clin Microbiol Infect 2004 10: 1108-1132