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HIV/AIDS in Europe

Recommendation 1784 (2007)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 25 January 2007 (8th Sitting) (see Doc. 11033, report of the Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee, rapporteur: Mrs McCafferty). Text adopted by the Assembly on 25 January 2007 (8th Sitting).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1536 (2007) on HIV/Aids in Europe and recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
1.1 forward this resolution to the governments of member states and request them to take it into account when formulating legislation and developing national HIV/Aids strategies;
1.2 instruct the appropriate committee, namely the European Health Committee, in co-operation with relevant European partners to:
1.2.1 promote an exchange of experience between member states on successful national HIV/Aids strategies and approaches;
1.2.2 promote dialogue on HIV/Aids and sexual and reproductive health in public health policy and protect rights from a European human rights perspective, as well as address the development and testing of medicines specifically for use on children living with HIV, and new technologies such as microbicides and HIV/Aids vaccines;
1.2.3 support the development of HIV/Aids indicators for comparable data;
1.2.4 develop guidelines to assist member states in drafting national HIV/Aids strategies;
1.2.5 elicit responses from governments of member states on their progress in combating HIV/Aids.