HIV Testing policies in the WHO European region

Updated: February, 2018


Blood donor deferral policies across Europe and characteristics of men whohave sex with men screened for human immunodeficiency virus in bloodestablishments: data from the European Men-who-have-sex-with-men Internet Survey (EMIS) 
S. B. Schink, R. Offergeld, A. J. Schmidt and U. Marcus
Blood transfusion = Trasfusione del sangue Jan 2018;16(1):7-16. doi: 10.2450/2017.0109-16 Epub 2017 Mar 23

National audit of perinatal HIV infections in the UK, 2006-2013: what lessons can be learnt? 
H. Peters, C. Thorne, P. A. Tookey and L. Byrne
HIV medicine Jan 16 2018;():. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12577

False starts in 'test and start': a qualitative study of reasons for delayed antiretroviral therapy in Swaziland 
C. Pell, E. Vernooij, N. Masilela, N. Simelane, F. Shabalala and R. Reis
International health Jan 12 2018;():. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihx065

Results and Implications of Routine HIV Testing in the Inpatient Setting: A Descriptive Analysis 
J. L. Mignano, L. Miner, K. Siedl, T. Brown, C. Cafeo, L. Rowen, R. R. Redfield and M. Gulati
Population health management Feb 2018;21(1):40-45. doi: 10.1089/pop.2017.0012 Epub 2017 Jun 13

Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing of HIV-Positive Medicare and Medicaid Enrollees Falls Short of Guidelines 
R. J. Landovitz, J. L. Gildner and A. A. Leibowitz
Sexually transmitted diseases Jan 2018;45(1):8-13. doi: 10.1097/olq.0000000000000695

Monitoring HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder Using Screenings: a Critical Review Including Guidelines for Clinical and Research Use 
J. Kamminga, L. Lal, E. J. Wright, M. Bloch, B. J. Brew and L. A. Cysique
Current HIV/AIDS reports Jun 2017;14(3):83-92. doi: 10.1007/s11904-017-0349-9

[guidelines for HIV testing in Poland] 
M. L. Janczarek and A. Grzeszczuk
Wiadomosci lekarskie (Warsaw, Poland : 1960) 2017;70(2 pt 2):395-398. doi:

Towards control of the global HIV epidemic: Addressing the middle-90 challenge in the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target 
C. Iwuji and M. L. Newell
PLoS medicine May 2017;14(5):e1002293. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002293

HIV drug therapy duration; a Swedish real world nationwide cohort study on InfCareHIV 2009-2014 
A. Haggblom, S. Lindback, M. Gisslen, L. Flamholc, B. Hejdeman, A. Palmborg, A. Leval, E. Herweijer, S. Valgardsson and V. Svedhem
PloS one 2017;12(2):e0171227. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171227

Global HIV Prevention, Testing, and Counseling in Military Populations 
M. P. Grillo, M. Sloan, C. Wankie, K. Woodland, E. Reader, B. Porter, R. Shaffer, C. A. Macera and M. Bulterys
Current HIV research 2017;15(2):95-101. doi: 10.2174/1570162x15666170516170412

Can trained lay providers perform HIV testing services? A review of national HIV testing policies 
D. E. Flynn, C. Johnson, A. Sands, V. Wong, C. Figueroa and R. Baggaley
BMC research notes Jan 4 2017;10(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2339-1

The ban on blood donation on men who have sex with men: time to rethink and reassess an outdated policy 
G. Karamitros, N. Kitsos and I. Karamitrou
The Pan African medical journal 2017;27():99. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2017.27.99.12891

Hospital-based routine HIV testing in high-income countries: a systematic literature review 
A. Elgalib, S. Fidler and K. Sabapathy
HIV medicine Nov 23 2017;():. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12568

Health Indicators for Older Sexual Minorities: National Health Interview Survey, 2013-2014 
C. N. Dragon, A. M. Laffan, E. Erdem, S. R. Cahill, D. Kenefick, J. Ye and S. C. Haffer
LGBT health Dec 2017;4(6):398-403. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2016.0203 Epub 2017 Oct 13

Gender-Specific Combination HIV Prevention for Youth in High-Burden Settings: The MP3 Youth Observational Pilot Study Protocol 
J. Buttolph, I. Inwani, K. Agot, C. M. Cleland, P. Cherutich, J. N. Kiarie, A. Osoti, C. L. Celum, J. M. Baeten, R. Nduati, J. Kinuthia, T. B. Hallett, R. Alsallaq and A. E. Kurth
JMIR research protocols Mar 8 2017;6(3):e22. doi: 10.2196/resprot.5833

Psychosocial determinants of HIV testing across stages of change in Spanish population: a cross-sectional national survey 
M. J. Fuster-RuizdeApodaca, A. Laguia, F. Molero, J. Toledo, A. Arrillaga and A. Jaen
BMC public health Mar 7 2017;17(1):234. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4148-4

Evaluation of HIV testing recommendations in specialty guidelines for the management of HIV indicator conditions 
E. Lord, A. J. Stockdale, R. Malek, C. Rae, I. Sperle, D. Raben, A. Freedman, D. Churchill, J. Lundgren and A. K. Sullivan
HIV medicine Apr 2017;18(4):300-304. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12430 Epub 2016 Aug 18

HIV birth testing and linkage to care for HIV-infected infants 
P. Jean-Philippe, H. Spiegel, D. Gnanashanmugam, J. Fitzgibbon, P. D'Souza, K. W. Crawford, L. Jayashankar, M. C. Bacon, S. M. Essajee, G. M. Aldrovandi, M. Cotton and E. J. Abrams
AIDS (London, England) Aug 24 2017;31(13):1797-1807. doi: 10.1097/qad.0000000000001561

Schnelltest-Diagnostik sexuell ubertragbarer Infektionen in niedrigschwelligen Einrichtungen : Gemeinsame Stellungnahme des RKI, PEI und der DSTIG. 
T. Meyer, C. G. Schuttler, E. Straube, R. S. Ross, M. Sturmer, K. Jansen, S. Buder, S. Nick, H. J. Hagedorn, V. Bremer and N. H. Brockmeyer
Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz Feb 2017;60(2):245-254. doi: 10.1007/s00103-016-2496-3

'Don't forget the children' - test before it is too late 
S. Malik, V. White, S. Sundaram, K. Humphreys, R. Patel and S. Samraj
International journal of STD & AIDS Feb 2017;28(2):192-195. doi: 10.1177/0956462416676623 Epub 2016 Oct 27

Diagnosis and monitoring of HIV programmes to support treatment initiation and follow up and improve programme quality 
W. D. Venter, N. Ford, M. Vitoria and W. Stevens
Current opinion in HIV and AIDS Mar 2017;12(2):117-122. doi: 10.1097/coh.0000000000000354

WHO provides additional guidance on HIV self-testing and partner notification 
S. C. Tobin
AIDS (London, England) Jul 31 2017;31(12):N17-n18. doi: 10.1097/qad.0000000000001537

HIV testing in Europe: Evaluating the impact, added value, relevance and usability of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)'s 2010 HIV testing guidance 
A. K. Sullivan, I. Sperle, D. Raben, A. J. Amato-Gauci, J. D. Lundgren, Y. Yazdanpanah, S. F. Jakobsen and L. Tavoschi
Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin Nov 2017;22(48):. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.es.2017.22.48.17-00323

Occult HIV infection in a large sample of health-care users in Lombardy, Italy in 2014-2015: implications for control strategies 
L. Scudeller, F. Genco, F. Baldanti, G. Comolli, G. Albonico, M. Prestia and V. Meroni
Epidemiology and infection Aug 2017;145(11):2352-2359. doi: 10.1017/s0950268817001157 Epub 2017 Jun 22

Highlights from the 2016 HIV diagnostics conference: The new landscape of HIV testing in laboratories, public health programs and clinical practice 
L. G. Wesolowski, M. M. Parker, K. P. Delaney and S. M. Owen
Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Jun 2017;91():63-68. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2017.01.009

An effective strategy to diagnose HIV infection: findings from a national audit of HIV partner notification outcomes in sexual health and infectious disease clinics in the UK 
M. Rayment, H. Curtis, C. Carne, H. McClean, G. Bell, C. Estcourt, J. Roberts, E. Wilkins, S. Estreich, G. Morris, J. Phattey and A. K. Sullivan
Sexually transmitted infections Mar 2017;93(2):94-99. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052532

UK national clinical audit: management of pregnancies in women with HIV 
S. Raffe, H. Curtis, P. Tookey, H. Peters, A. Freedman and Y. Gilleece
BMC infectious diseases Feb 20 2017;17(1):158. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2255-6

Considerations for the Development of a Substance-Related Care and Prevention Continuum Model 
D. C. Perlman and A. E. Jordan
Frontiers in public health 2017;5():180. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00180

Implementation strategies for health systems in low-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews 
T. Pantoja, N. Opiyo, S. Lewin, E. Paulsen, A. Ciapponi, C. S. Wiysonge, C. A. Herrera, G. Rada, B. Penaloza, L. Dudley, M. P. Gagnon, S. Garcia Marti and A. D. Oxman
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Sep 12 2017;9():Cd011086. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011086.pub2

Monitoring of the HIV Epidemic Using Routinely Collected Data: The Case of the United Kingdom 
B. D. Rice, Z. Yin, A. E. Brown, S. Croxford, S. Conti, D. De Angelis and V. C. Delpech
AIDS and behavior Jul 2017;21(Suppl 1):83-90. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1604-6

Guidelines on HIV Self-Testing and Partner Notification: Supplement to Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Testing Services, WHO 

2016;():. doi:

Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection: Recommendations for a Public Health Approach, WHO 

2016;():. doi:

Implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis for human immunodeficiency virus infection: progress and emerging issues in research and policy 
C. F. Caceres, A. Borquez, J. D. Klausner, R. Baggaley and C. Beyrer
Journal of the International AIDS Society 2016;19(7(Suppl 6)):21108. doi: 10.7448/ias.19.7.21108

Policing practices as a structural determinant for HIV among sex workers: a systematic review of empirical findings 
K. H. Footer, B. E. Silberzahn, K. N. Tormohlen and S. G. Sherman
Journal of the International AIDS Society 2016;19(4 Suppl 3):20883. doi: 10.7448/ias.19.4.20883

Availability and Use of HIV Monitoring and Early Infant Diagnosis Technologies in WHO Member States in 2011-2013: Analysis of Annual Surveys at the Facility Level 
V. Habiyambere, N. Ford, D. Low-Beer, J. Nkengasong, A. Sands, M. Perez Gonzalez, P. Fernandes and E. Milgotina
PLoS medicine Aug 2016;13(8):e1002088. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002088

Routine HIV testing in acute hospital admissions 
N. Mody, N. Perry, D. Richardson, L. Barbour and M. Fisher
HIV medicine Sep 2016;17(8):634. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12356

Introducing routine HIV screening for patients on an internal medicine residency inpatient service: a quality improvement project 
L. J. Padrnos, P. J. Barr, C. L. Klassen, H. E. Fields, N. Azadeh, N. Mendoza, R. A. Saadiq, E. M. Pauwels, C. S. King, A. A. Chung, K. K. Sakata and J. E. Blair
BMJ quality improvement reports 2016;5(1):. doi: 10.1136/bmjquality.u206955.w3030

Impact of a primary care national policy on HIV screening in France: a longitudinal analysis between 2006 and 2013 
J. Sicsic, O. Saint-Lary, E. Rouveix and N. Pelletier-Fleury
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners Dec 2016;66(653):e920-e929. doi: 10.3399/bjgp16X687529 Epub 2016 Sep 26

Comparing the Information and Support Needs of Different Population Groups in Preparation for 2015 Government Approval for HIV Self-testing in France 
T. Greacen, D. Kersaudy-Rahib, J. M. Le Gall, N. Lydie, J. Ghosn and K. Champenois
PloS one 2016;11(3):e0152567. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152567

Committee opinion no: 635: Prenatal and perinatal human immunodeficiency virus testing: expanded recommendations 

Obstetrics and gynecology Jun 2015;125(6):1544-7. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000466370.86393.d2

Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus among French prison inmates in 2010: a challenge for public health policy 
C. Semaille, Y. Le Strat, E. Chiron, K. Chemlal, M. A. Valantin, P. Serre, L. Cate, C. Barbier and M. Jauffret-Roustide
Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin Jul 11 2013;18(28):. doi:

Policies and practices in the delivery of HIV services in correctional agencies and facilities: results from a multisite survey 
S. Belenko, M. Hiller, C. Visher, M. Copenhaver, D. O'Connell, W. Burdon, J. Pankow, J. Clarke and C. Oser
Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care Oct 2013;19(4):293-310. doi: 10.1177/1078345813499313