The Expert Council on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections is a consultative body to the Minister of Health, which supports the activity of the Ministry of Health in the prevention and control, epidemiological surveillance, treatment and medical care in the field of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.
The Expert Council has advisory and consultative functions and expresses opinions in the following areas: prevention of HIV/AIDS and health promotion, epidemiological surveillance and prevention policy on HIV and transmissible infections, treatment and medical care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
The Expert Council prepares expertise of the number of patients who need treatment, as well as forecasts for the necessary quantities of medication for a specific antiretroviral therapy.
The Expert Council prepares opinions on draft regulations, methodical instructions and other materials related to HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.
Prof. Dr. Maria Stoimenova, Head of Department Immunology at the National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
|Assoc. Prof. Mayda Tiholova||National Consultant in Infectious Diseases|
|Prof. Dr. Boryana Slancheva||National Consultant in Neonatology|
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dencho Osmanliev
|National Consultant in Pneumology and Phthisiatrics|
|Prof. Dr. Tatyana Chervenyakova||Executive Director of the Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases in Sofia|
|Prof. Mariana Stoycheva||Head of Clinic of Infectious Diseases with established sector for treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS at the University Multi-profiled Hospital for Active Treatment Sv. Georgi, Plovdiv|
|Prof. Dr. Kamen Plochev||Head of Infectious Clinic at the MMA|
|Dr. Tsveta Raycheva||Director of the National Center for Drug Addictions|
|Dr. Daniel Beshkov||Завеждащ Национална потвърдителна лаборатория по ХИВ в Национален център по заразни и паразитни болести|
|Dr. Ivaylo Elenkov||Началник на отделение за лечение на пациенти с ХИВ/СПИН към Специализираната болница за активно лечение на инфекциозни и паразитни болести в гр. София|
The Expert Council also includes experts from International Activities, Programmess and Projects Directorate, Drug Policy Directorate, NGO representatives who have experience of working with vulnerable groups.