European Testing Week 2019

European Testing Week is an European campaign that encourages partner organisations—in community, health care and policy institutions-- throughout Europe to unite for one week twice a year to increase testing efforts and promote awareness on the benefits of earlier hepatitis and HIV testing. This initiative has progressed since its start in 2013 and has grown to be a widely recognised European event with hundreds of organisations participating every year. What once started as an annual event has now become a biannual event with two ETWs occurring each year in Spring (May) and Autumn (November). Each organisation volunteers their own time to organise their Testing Week activities and create incredible displays of a united effort to increase testing awareness at all organisational levels.

Now in its seventh year, the European Testing Week initiative held its second Spring European Testing Week from 17-24 May 2019. The Autumn campaign will take place 22-29 November 2019.

The aim of the Spring and Autumn ETWs remain the same: to unite partner organisations throughout Europe for one week to increase access to testing and promote awareness on the benefits of earlier hepatitis and HIV testing. 

Are you interested in joining the campaign? Then click the green ‘Sign-up here’ button below and register your organisation!

Not sure where to start? Check out our Success Stories page of past ETW partner’s activities. You can also check out our Materials page to help get you started and thinking about how you would like to participate.

 

 

Latest News

24 September 2019: Join us TODAY for a FREE webinar!

Don't forget that the next #EuroTestWeek webinar is planned for TODAY 24 September 2019 from 13:00-13:30 CET.

The webinar “Moving towards integration: ECDC public health guidance on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA” will be presented by Anastasia Pharris (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – ECDC) and will provide an introduction on the development of the ECDC guidance and present the recommendations in implementing integrated testing for HIV and viral hepatitis

It is completely free and simple to join.

  1. Simply click on this link or copy/paste this link (https://c.deic.dk/etw24septwebinar) into your browser 10 minutes before the start of the webinar.
  2. Log in as 'Guest' and enter in your name. It is not necessary to register.  The webinar is no longer active--thank you everyone who was able to join.

You can also visit the Webinar page for more information.


19 September 2019: Upcoming webinars, new collaborations and new materials

There are lots of new and exciting things planned for the lead up to #EuroTestWeek!

  • The next webinar “Moving towards integration: ECDC public health guidance on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA” will be Tuesday, 24 September 2019 from 13:00-13:30 CET. Anastasia Pharris (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – ECDC) will provide an introduction on the development of the ECDC guidance and present the recommendations in implementing integrated testing for HIV and viral hepatitis

It’s completely free and simple to join. Visit the Webinar page for more information

  • We have partnered with Owen Mumford for the November 2019 ETW who will provide FREE Simplitude™ Pro HIV tests on a first-come-first-serve basis for participating ETW organisations in the UK, Ireland, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Simplitude™ Pro HIV is the world’s first professional use rapid diagnostic test with a built-in safety lancet, blood collection unit, and test strip.

For more information and how you can qualify for free tests, click here


22 August 2019: November 2019 European Testing Week: Integrated testing of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections

We are happy to announce that the theme for the November 2019 #EuroTestWeek will emphasise the importance of integrated testing of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections (when possible), as well as other related activities focused on increased awareness and access to testing and treatment, highlighting the importance of ETW’s longstanding tagline of Test.Treat.Prevent

For more information, read the theme statement here.

 


12 August 2019: Save the Date!

The 2019 autumn European Testing Week is from 22-29 November

You can already download the new logo on the Materials page. More versions of the logo will be coming soon. 

If you have participated in past ETWs, you do not need to re-sign up. However, please double-check our list of signed-up organisations to see if you are still on our list. 

If you're brand new to ETW, vist the sign-up page

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the ETW secretariat at eurotest.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk

 


30 July 2019: Spring ETW webinars

Were you unable to attend the live #EuroTestWeek webinars we hosted in May? No need to fret, we have uploaded the first webinar so you can now view it whenever you want! 

Click on this link or copy/paste the following link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2OsZvBc

For more information on our webinars, check out our Webinars page.

Once you've watched the video, don't forget to complete our short questionnaire to provide feedback! 

 


27 May 2019: THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

The European Testing Week Working Group would like to express their biggest THANKS to everyone who signed up and participated in Spring ETW 2019. 

Similar to past ETWs, we ask you to please complete the post-Spring ETW 2019 Evaluation survey. Your feedback is very important to us. The survey format has been shortened from previous years and reformatted into two parts to help you with completion.

Even if you did not participate in Spring ETW 2019, please complete PART ONE of the survey.

You can access the survey here: https://is.gd/2019SpringETW  

Deadline to complete the survey is 21 June 2019

 


21 May 2019: THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who was able to join the webinars today! If you haven't already, we kindly ask you to complete a very short questionnaire to provide us with feedback!

Click here to access the questionnaire.

Missed the webinar? Don't worry, we will provide the videos online soon! Stay tuned!

 


21 May 2019: Join us TODAY for our free webinars!

Today we will be host two consecutive webinars on implementing community testing programmes in Southern Europe and an HIV self-testing programme in the United Kingdom.

Everyone is welcome to join, they are completely free and there is no registration!

Simply click on the following link at 10am CET: https://bit.ly/2Yy2GHW

For more information on the presentations and speakers, visit http://www.testingweek.eu/get-involved/Webinars

 


17 May 2019: FREE ETW webinars next week!

As part of our activities for #SpringTestingWeek, we are hosting two consecutive live webinars next Tuesday, 21 May from 10am-12pm CET!

Miguel Rocha of GAT/CheckpointLX and Will Howells & Taku Mukiwa of Terrence Higgins Trust will present on their experiences implementing testing programmes in Southern Europe and the United Kingdom.

The webinars are FREE and there is NO registration!

For more info on the presentations and speakers, visit http://www.testingweek.eu/get-involved/Webinars

Or just click this link (https://bit.ly/2Yy2GHW) next Tuesday, 21 May at 10am CET and tune in.

See you there!

 


17 May 2019: Today is the start of #SpringTestingWeek!

The 2019 Spring European Testing Week officially starts today and runs until next Friday the 24th of May!

To help launch the start of the week, the ETW Working Group has released a statement on testing in prisons and closed settings. European Testing Week calls for a scale-up and the active offer of voluntary and confidential testing for HIV, hepatitis B and C to be prioritised for all people in prisons and other closed settings.

Download and read the statement here.

 


10 May 2019: Updated Spring ETW logos!

We keep adding more translated #SpringTestingWeek logos with help from the incredible #EuroTestWeek community!. 

We have now added the logo in Lithuanian, which makes the total number of versions to eleven! (Czech, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian and Ukrainian). 

You can download them all on the materials page here

The web banners are also now available in Portuguese! 

Do you want the logo or other materials in your local language? Send us an email at eurotest.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk

 


9 May 2019: Welcome to the new News Section of the #EuroTestWeek website!

You can check here for all of the latest updates from the #EuroTestWeek Secretariat.

You can also follow our accounts on Twitter and Facebook for all of the latest news. 

Have questions? You can always contact us at eurotest.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk

 

 
 
 
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Results from the Feedback Survey

During August 2018, we conducted a brief five question survey asking #EuroTestWeek participants to provide insight on their interests for #EuroTestWeek 2018 including questions on key groups, new ideas, support from the ETW Working Group and other focus areas.

You can review the results here

 

European Testing Week

Testing week offers partners across Europe the opportunity to unite for one week to increase awareness of the benefits of HIV and hepatitis testing. European Testing Week supports testing activities throughout the year.

To find out where you can have a test for HIV, hepatitis or other sexually transmitted infections across Europe use the European Test Finder.

 

 

 

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ENDORSING ORGANISATIONS

Organisations and institutions that support European Testing Week

Some of the largest international and pan-European organisations and institutions have demonstrated their support for the testing week. See full list».

ECDC

ECDC welcomes the efforts of European Testing Week to increase positive dialogue among those who ought to be tested for HIV and viral hepatitis and those who offer tests across Europe, in line with the ECDC Guidance on HIV testing.

Choices Support Center
IGLYO
Intergroup on LGBTI Rights in the European Parliament
Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM)