Project BORDERNETwork 2008-2009


3.3. HIV/STIs Sentinel Surveillance — HIV/STI Services in Bulgaria and Romania

The profile of the involved Sentinel Sites

The five sentinel sites in Bulgaria offer all HIV and STI testing, most of them provide it daily (4/5), in addition testing is often anonymous possible. The HIV test is free of charge in all institutions; in three of them STI check-ups are also for free possible.
In Romania, the participating institutions offer rather separate consultation-hours for STI (4/5) and HIV (3/5). Only in one of the involved organizations HIV testing and STI diagnosis is anonymous possible. Costs arise for the patients for HIV testing in one and for STI diagnosis in two institutions. 

Services in Bulgaria

  • District Dispensary for Dermato-Venereal Diseases with Stationary, Plovdiv
  • Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University, Plovdiv
  • Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment "St. Ana", Unit 203 Dremato-Venerology, Varna
  • District Dispensary for Dermato- Venereal Diseases without Stationary, Sofia
  • Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University, Sofia

Services in Romania

  • Dermato-Venerological Clinic in Hospital Constanta, Munteanu
  • Dermato-Venerological Unit, Clinical Hospital, Bucharest
  • Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Brasov,
  • ARAS Bucuresti – mobile unit