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Welcome to HIV in Europe

HIV in Europe is a pan-European initiative initiated in Brussels in 2007. The initiative provides a European platform for exchange and activities to improve early diagnosis and earlier care of HIV across Europe. The initiative is directed by an independent group of experts with representation from civil society, policy makers, health professionals and European public health institutions.

HIV in Europe is not an organisation, but an initiative formed to inform processes, share knowledge and improve the evidence base around important issues of earlier testing and care. It is unique in its collaboration between stakeholders from both clinical, advocacy and public health level.

The initiative has proven to be able to put the issue of earlier diagnosis of HIV on the political agenda and to involve the different constituencies. Also, the initiative has been able to initiate specific projects to enhance optimal testing and care.

Overall objective
The overall objective of HIV in Europe is to ensure that HIV positive patients enter care earlier in the course of their infection than is currently the case, as well as to study the decrease in the proportion of HIV positive persons presenting late for care.

NEWS HIV in Europe

 HepHIV2014 Conference Presentations

The presentations from the HepHIV2014 Conference held in Barcelona 5-7 October 2014 are now available at the website, please follow this link

European HIV testing week 2014

We are delighted to officially launch the new European HIV testing week 2014 website. Following on from the success of last year's pilot, we shall continue to raise awareness of the importance of early and regular HIV testing amongst those most at risk. As was the case last year,  European HIV testing week 2014 will be immediately prior to World AIDS Day  – Friday 21 November to Friday 28 November 2014. Sign up today through the website portal.

The Evaluation Report for Testing Week 2013

HIV in Europe Project plan 2013-14

Project Plan 2013-14

Guidance document

Guidance document: HIV Indicator Conditions: Guidance for Implementing HIV Testing in Adults in Health Care Settings


 European HIV testing week launch
Friday, November 21, 2014
21st November was the start date for ETW2014. Over 700 organisations from across the WHO European region signed up to help more people become aware of their HIV status. Click here to access live updates.

 Call for Action from the HepHIV2014 Conference
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The HepHIV2014 Challenges of Timely Testing and Care held in Barcelona 5-7 October 2014 closed with a Call for Action addressed to policy makers and stakeholders.
Call to Action from HepHIV2014 Conference

 HIDES II results presented at HepHIV2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The results from the HIDES II surveys on HIV indicator conditions were presented at the recent HepHIV2014 conference (HIV and viral Hepatitis: Challenges for timely testing and care) in Barcelona on October 6th.
Dr Galyna Kutsyna from Ukraine presented the results and her full presentation can be found here.
 HepHIV2014: Speech from Gottfried Hirnschall (WHO)
Monday, October 13, 2014
Gottfried Hirnschall represented WHO Regional Director for Europe, Zsuzsanna Jakab, at the HepHIV2014 conference. Click here for the full speech.
 HepHIV2014 Blog
Monday, October 06, 2014
Read the latest from the first day of the HepHIV2014 Barcelona conference here.
 HepHIV2014 Conference - HIDES Press release
Monday, October 06, 2014
HepHIV2014 Conference, Barcelona 5-7 October

HIDES Press release, 6 October 2014
English version
Russian version
 HepHIV2014 Conference - Press release
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
HepHIV2014 Conference, Barcelona 5-7 October 2014

Press release and HepHIV2014 fact sheet

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The latest BMC Infectious Disease supplement “Viral Hepatitis and Drug Use in Europe” is now live, with contributions from Jens Lundgren, Jeff Lazarus, Kevin Fenton and Lucas Wiessing. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

The HIDES II  survey was closed on 30th June with 9471 patients enrolled. An abstract has been accepted for an oral presentation at the  HepHIV2014 Barcelona Conference on October 6th at 13:30 CET.

 HepHIV2014 Barcelona Conference
Monday, September 08, 2014
HIV and Viral Hepatitis: Challenges of Timely Testing and Care

Crown Plaza Barcelona, Fira Center, 5-7 October 2014
It is still possible to register and be part of this landmark event. Click here for more information.

 OptTEST - Kick off meeting in Luxembourg
Monday, September 08, 2014
The EU co-funded project OptTEST "Optimising testing and linkage to care for HIV across Europe" was officially launched on 2nd September 2014, with a kick-off meeting at the EU commission in Luxembourg. All project Partners and its Advisory Board were in attendance.
 The Evaluation Report for Testing Week 2013
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Click here for the full evaluation report for Testing Week 2013

 The second European HIV testing week: 21-28 November 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

HIV in Europe officially launched the second European testing week, which will occur immediately prior to World AIDS Day 2014 - Friday 21 November to Friday 28 November 2014.

 HIV Medicine. Special Issue: Outcomes of the HIV in Europe 2012 Copenhagen Conference
Monday, September 16, 2013

Article published October 2013
HIV Medicine. Special Issue. October 2013, Volume 14, Issue Supplement S3

 The case for indicator condtion-guided HIV screening
Friday, May 03, 2013
 Feasibility and Effectiveness of Indicator Condition-Guided Testing for HIV: Results from HIDES 1
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Article published 15 Jan 2013
PLoS ONE, January 2013, Volume 8, Issue 1, e52845


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