Portugal - National Rapporteurs

Introduction
This page contains information about national initiatives on earlier testing and relevant links.

HIV Portugal 2009 Conference
Clear commitments were made by the National authorities at the Conference:

The conference announcement and posteriori overview was published in the magazine "Action & Treatments".

HIV Portugal 2009 Conference: Working together towards early healthcare and diagnosis of the HIV infection, 27 - 28 March 2009, Lisboa, Portugal

2010 Projects
In 2010, 2 major projects on sex workers and MSM combined rapid tests and a study on behaviour, knowledge and barriers to care was coordination by GAT and Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. The GAT project approved on setting was Checkpoint Lisbon to provide test for HIV and STIs was also approved and it will open in December. The Checkpoint team already made two interventions at community settings (LGBT center and place of gay socialization).

The Portuguese Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS approved a declaration on the priorities for the HIV epidemic control in Portugal, reflecting the consensus on the recommendations made at the HIV in Portugal conference.

COORDINATION SECRETARIAT


Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen
CHIP, Department of Infectious Diseases
Section 2100, Finsencentret
Blegdamsvej 9
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Denmark
Tel: +45 35 45 57 57
Fax: +45 35 45 57 58
Email: hie.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk

ADVOCACY SECRETARIAT


Ann Isabelle von Lingen, Policy Officer
European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)
Place Raymond Blyckaerts, 13
B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel 32 2 626 96 41
M+32 491348317
Fax 32 2 644 33 07
annisabelle.vonlingen@eatg.org