First English language EMIS journal article published

On 14 November 2012 the first English-language journal article on EMIS was published in BMC Public Health. It shows that EMIS self-reported measurements of HIV prevalence were strongly correlated with existing estimates based on biological measurement and modelling studies using surveillance data (R2=0.70 resp. 0.72). In most countries HIV positive MSM were more likely to participate in EMIS, and self-reported HIV prevalence in EMIS were approximately twice the estimates of existing country surveillance. The article by Uli Marcus and others is called "Prevalence of HIV among MSM in Europe: comparison of self-reported diagnoses from a large scale internet survey and existing national estimates". It is free to access here.