European Testing Week 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. This initiative has progressed since its start in 2013 and has grown to be a widely recognised European event with hundreds of organisations participating every year. Each organisation volunteers their own time to organise their Testing Week activities and create incredible displays of a united effort to increase testing awareness.
Spring 2022 ETW (May 16-23, 2022) theme statement: In times of crisis, ensure access to safe testing services and linkage to care for the most marginalised groups.
The current crisis in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, combined with the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global public health emergency. Essential health services have been severely hampered and disrupted, including testing services for HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
As millions are displaced across Europe, we must collaborate to ensure the availability of safe, voluntary, confidential testing for all who want to get tested and provide support services including prevention and linkage to care.
Download the 2022 Spring ETW logo (available in 15 different languages including English, Czech, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish Turkish, and Ukrainian) here https://www.testingweek.eu/campaign-materials/etw-logos/
Besides make sure your organization is on the European Test Finder http://www.testfinder.info/
. With the ongoing health crisis in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, it is especially important that displaced people can find the nearest location for testing, treatment, and other support services related to HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs, and tuberculosis. If you are not registered yet but ready to provide information about your services, you can do so at https://www.testfinder.info/register