Optimising testing and linkage to care for HIV

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2nd OptTEST Annual Meeting

The OptTEST 2nd annual meeting is taking place in Madrid at the National School of Health located at the ISCIII  from 17-18 May. Partners and collaborators are meeting to discuss progress, challenges and sustainability now when the project is entering its third year. 


ECDC Expert meeting on HIV testing
WP5 lead Ann Sullivan presented recently published results on IC guided HIV testing at the Expert meeting: Evaluation of ECDC HIV Testing Guidance in the EU/EEA, Stockholm 28-29 January 2016. Ann presented work from OptTEST Work Package 5 on developing tools and implementing quality interventions to increase the offer of HIV testing to patients diagnosed with ICs. See meeting report here

Conference on HIV testing above the age of 50
OptTESt partner EATG runs the Ageing with HIV - A Lifecycle Approach project about growing up and growing old with HIV. The conference “New Challenges and Unmet Needs of People Living With HIV/AIDS Aged 50+” was organised in Berlin between 31 March and 3 April 2016. Read more here.   

Meeting of the ECDC STI and HIV Networks

Bratislava, 9 March  2016 Sara Croxford, Public Health England, presented OptTEST WP4 work with focus on the analysis made on the feasibility of using the HIV TESSy dataset (case-based reporting of all new diagnoses made in the WHO European Region) to monitor linkage to care in Europe. A meeting report will be published later. 


European HIV Prevention Summit

Lisa Power presenting what works and what doesn't work in HIV testing at The European HIV Prevention Summit hosted by AVAC and EATG in Brussels, 29-31 January 2016 .  


5 OptTEST Posters at EACS

5 OptTEST posters were presented at EACS! They can be downloaded here

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