European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week
HIV in Europe is pleased to announce that testing week, now in its third year, has expanded for 2015 to include hepatitis and is now named European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week. This year, European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week will take place from 20-27 November 2015.
Testing week 2015 offers partners across Europe the opportunity to unite for one week to increase awareness regarding the benefits of HIV and hepatitis testing, so that more people become knowledgeable about their risks, understand that there is effective treatment available and are aware of their HIV and/ or hepatitis status.
More than 709 organisations took part in testing week last year and thousands more people are now aware of their HIV status. Through united efforts and with an expanded scope to include both HIV and hepatitis, we hope that testing week 2015 is an even greater success.
To find an HIV testing centre near you visit the e-atlas page on the NAM website at: http://www.aidsmap.com.
To find a hepatitis testing centre near you, search the directory on the InfoHep website: http://www.infohep.org/services
Sign-up to European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week
We are asking both new and existing partners to sign-up this year and let everyone know you are supporting European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week 2015! If you signed up in previous years, please sign up again as it helps us evaluate the week.
Partners implementing the European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week
Testing week is spanning the length and breadth of the continent with partners participating from up to 56 countries. Check out the live feed to see the latest three organisations that have signed-up to implement testing week activities in their country. Sign-up now to put your organisation on the map! See the full list and find out more about signing up to the testing week».
The latest three to sign-up
27 November 2015
Unidad de Cuidado Compartido
27 November 2015
AG Lesben und Schwule in der SPD Brandenburg
25 November 2015
European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week is supported by a number of international and pan-European organisations and institutions - including UNAIDS and the European Commission
"People have the right to know their HIV status. It is essential that new approaches are generated to enable and empower people to access HIV testing without fear of stigma, discrimination or criminalisation. Community driven initiatives such as the European HIV testing week are an important contribution to ensuring that more people know their status and can access lifesaving treatment. It is an important contribution to Treatment 2015, UNAIDS’ initiative to rapidly expand access to treatment." said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
Organisations and institutions that support European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week
Some of the largest international and pan-European organisations and institutions have demonstrated their support for the testing week. See full list».
Tonio Borg, the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, released a statement explaining why he supported European HIV testing week 2013.
Let us know what you're doing for European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week
Join us on Twitter and Facebook – Share a post, like us or tweet with the hashtag #Eurotestweek to let us and our followers know what you are planning to do or have done to encourage people to get tested.