Spring European Testing Week 2020

Campaign
15 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
ECDC

In order to maximise the benefits of treatment for HIV or viral hepatitis, it is critical to test and diagnose people as soon as possible in the course of the infection. The European Testing week is a European campaign that encourages partner organisations 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.

ECDC publishes first report monitoring progress towards the elimination of hepatitis B and C in the EU/EEA

This year the European Testing week (ETW) coincides with the release of the ECDC report on the first collation of data relating to the monitoring of the progress towards the elimination of hepatitis B and C for EU/EEA countries.

A key finding of the report is that available data indicate a high proportion of people living with hepatitis B and C infections are undiagnosed. This indicates that concerted efforts are needed to scale up testing for hepatitis B and C, especially among people who inject drugs and people in prison, if countries in the EU/EEA are to have any chance of reaching the 2030 targets on diagnosis, treatment and viral suppression.

Read the ECDC news story with key highlights or download the full report below.

News

ECDC publishes first report monitoring progress towards the elimination of hepatitis B and C in the EU/EEA

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Monitoring the responses to hepatitis B and C epidemics in the EU/EEA Member States, 2019

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Get informed

HIV infection and AIDS

HIV testing

Monitoring implementation of the Dublin Declaration

Data

HIV Estimates Accuracy Tool

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HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2019 - 2018 data

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Infographics and videos on HIV/AIDS

Hepatitis B and C

Hepatitis B - prevalence database

Hepatitis C prevalence database

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Hepatitis B - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

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Hepatitis C - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

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About the campaign

ETW is a 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.

The initiative is 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).

Now in its eighth year, the European Testing Week initiative will hold its third Spring European Testing Week from 15-22 May 2020.

Get involved

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags: #EuroTestWeek, #TestTreatPrevent, and follow @ECDC_HIVAIDS and @EuroTestWeek on Twitter for updates.

Latest news and reports

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Guidance on HPV vaccination in EU countries: focus on boys, people living with HIV and 9-valent HPV vaccine introduction

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Toolkit to support the generation of robust estimates of hepatitis C prevalence

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Algorithm to assist in decision making around prevalence surveys for hepatitis C

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