European HIV testing week
22 to 29 November 2013 marked the date for the first ever European HIV testing week. It provided an unprecedented opportunity for partners (civil society, healthcare organisations, healthcare professionals and policy makers) across Europe to unite for one week to help more people become aware of their HIV status. More than 470 organisations, took part in the testing week and we hope that its success will inspire future HIV testing week initiatives...read more»
Resources for the European HIV testing week
A range of materials and resources were developed to support testing week activities. They can still be downloaded from the HIV testing week materials section to support you with future activities. In the Get involved section you will find examples of effective testing initiatives to help inspire you with ideas about what you can do to encourage more people to get tested for HIV. We hope that you find them useful. You can also share your own examples in the Upload materials to share section.
Sign-up to the European HIV testing week
More than 470 organisations took part in the first European HIV testing week in 2013. We invite you to sign-up to let us know that you would be interested in participating in any future HIV testing weeks and to demonstrate your support for the project.
The European HIV testing week was 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 supported the European HIV testing week
Some of the largest international and pan-European organisations and institutions 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 the European HIV testing week.
Let us know what you did during the European HIV testing week
The European HIV testing week will remain active on Twitter and Facebook – share a post, like us or tweet with the hashtag #EuroHIVtestweek to let us and our followers know what you did to help encourage people to come forward for a HIV test during the testing week. We would also like to hear about any other ongoing projects you are involved in to encourage more people to get tested for HIV.