European Testing Week media centre

In this section, you will find European Testing Week newsletters and official press releases from the European Testing Week Secretariat. 

You will also find factsheets for participants to populate with regional statistics in order to support media outreach activities. For guidance to help you with any media activities, you may wish to refer to Toolkit 2 – testing week implementation handbook available for download.

Press releases

On November 29 2021, International and European Testing Week have launched a Joint Press Release about the critical decline in testing for HIV, hepatitis and STIs, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and about the International and European Testing Week initiative which focus on increasing access to testing and raising awareness about the importance of early testing.
Read the press release here.

To mark the start of European Testing Week (23-30 November 2018), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has published their new public health guidance on integrated testing for HBV, HCV and HIV testing in the EU/EEA. The new guidance provides testing strategies based on the latest scientific evidence for national or local hepatitis B, C and HIV testing guidelines and programmes.  

The HIV in Europe and ETW initiatives have published a press release commending ECDC for recognising the importance of combined viral hepatitis and HIV testing efforts and calls upon the European community to implement the new guidance into national context and policies.