We live in demanding times. COVID-19 is not only greatly affecting our occupational and private lives but as well the possibility to hold and attend conferences and meetings. Hence the 34th IUSTI-Europe conference on Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS to be held at the beginning of September in Bucharest, Romania, had to go virtual. This was the very first IUSTI-online-conference. It was kind of an experiment and the organizers – conference president George Sorin Tiplica and chair of the scientific programme Marti Val Mayans – were pioneers. And it went extremely well! The outstanding scientific programme was presented by highly motivated speakers from all over the world, the technical conditions worked fantastically, the sessions were very well attended and the discussions were lively. Moreover, the lectures could be recalled for more than one month later which was used by many participants.
So the resume of the Bucharest meeting is: It was an extreme success. Congratulations to Sorin and his team!

After the conference is before the conference. It is a pleasure to announce that Henry the Vries will host the STI & HIV 2021 World Congress, 14 -17 July 2021 which was planned to be held in Amsterdam, but will be a virtual edition as well (https://www.stihiv2021.org/). We invite you to join this meeting which will be a unique possibility to (virtually) meet STI-experts from all over the world.



A quarterly newsletter of items of interest is sent to IUSTI Europe members. Do contact us if you wish to include any items. A linkedin group has been established to share STI information.

Upcoming conferences:
  • July 14-17 (changed date), 2021 STI & HIV 2021 World Congress Amsterdam, The Netherlands
STI Guidelines

Updated guidelines are published on the IUSTI website and in journals. A pocket summary of the IUSTI-Europe Guidelines has been published and it is planned to update this annually. It is freely available to download . There will also be printed copies available at IUSTI meetings and courses.

Cooperation with other international organizations

ECDC: The relationship between IUSTI and the ECDC continues to develop. Liaison officers have been appointed by both parties to enable closer cooperation.
EDF: there are strengthening ties with the European Dermatology Forum, with IUSTI-Europe activities on the official agenda of the Annual Dermatology Forum Meeting
EADV: on the IUSTI Europe activities on the Annual Dermatology Forum. Two EADV Task Forces in the field of STIs have been officially approved
UEMS: IUSTI Europe has an observer on the European Board of Dermato-Venereology of the UEMS


Previous Reports

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European Guidelines and Patient information Leaflets

An introduction to the IUSTI Europe STI guidelines is available on this site. These peer-reviewed, regularly-revised STI guidelines and patient information leaflets may be accessed directly here. Information on guidelines in progress is given in the regional directors report, below.


European Clinical Collaborative Group (ECCG)

The ECCG was formally inaugurated at the European IUSTI Executive Committee meeting at the 26th IUSTI Congress Riga, Latvia 2011. This network of STI specialists has come together to principally conduct questionnaire based research across the European Region. The group is modeled on established successful clinical networks within a few European countries which have conducted similar work…. ECCG Link here 


IUSTI-Europe Honours

The list of persons who have received  IUSTI-Europe honours|  Past Congress.


Past IUSTI-Europe Conferences

List of past IUSTI-Europe conferences.



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Regional Director:

Dr. Airi Poder (Estonia)

Office Bearers

Dr. Claudia Heller-Vitouch (Austria)

Prof. Mihael Gomberg (Russia)

General Secretary:
Dr. Eija Hiltunen-Back (Finland)

Editor in Chief European STI Guidelines:
Dr Keith Radcliffe (UK)

International development:
Prof. Mihael Skerlev (Croatia) 
Scientific policy and conference management
Prof. Derek Freedman (Ireland) 

Dr Andy Winter (UK)

Prof Angelika Stary (Austria) and Dr Marco Cusini (Italy)

National Representatives:
Prof. Karen Babayan (Armenia)
Ass Prof Georg Stary (Austria)
Dr. Vugar Eyvazov (Azerbaydjan)
Coming soon (Belgium)
Dr Oleg Pankratov (Belarus)
Dr Elena Petrova (Bulgaria)
Prof. Mihael Skerlev (Croatia)
Prof. Jorgen Skov Jensen (Denmark)
Prof. Derek Freedman (Ireland)
Prof. Airi Poder (Estonia)
Dr. Eija Hiltunen-Back (Finland)
Prof. Michel Janier (France)
Dr. Josephe Kobakhidze (Georgia)
Prof Norbert Brockmeyer (Germany)
Dr Electra Nikolaidou (Greece)
Prof. Karoly Nagy (Hungary)
Dr Israel Tsyrulnikov (Israel)
Dr. Marco Cusini (Italy)
Prof. Andris Y. Rubins (Latvia)
Prof. Vesta Kučinskienė (Lithuania)
Dr Natasa Teovska (Macedonia)
Dr Valeska Padovese (Malta)
Dr. Henry de Vries (Netherlands)
Dr. Usha Hartgill (Norway)
Ass. Prof. Agnieszka B. Serwin (Poland)
Prof. Carmen Lisboa (Portugal)
Prof. George-Sorin Tiplica (Romania)
Prof. Mikhail Gomberg (Russia)
Prof. Marko Potocnik (Slovenia)
Dr. Marti Vall Mayans (Spain)
Prof. Karl Arne Wikström (Sweden)
Dr. Stefan Lautenschlager (Switzerland)
Dr Deniz Gokengin (Turkey)
Dr Gleb Bondarenko (Ukraine)
Dr Andy Winter (United Kingdom)

Senior Counsellor:
Dr David Barlow UK
Dr. Keith Radcliffe
Prof. Harald Moi
Prof. Willem I. Van der Meijden
Prof. Angelika Stary