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HIV in Europe 2007 – Working together for optimal testing and earlier care, Brussels

HIV in Europe 2007 was the first conference gathering influential HIV stakeholders from European and Central Asian countries including advocates, clinicians and public health professionals/ policymakers. The more than 300 delegates came from all 27 EU member states, and the WHO Europe region.

Conference Report is available here  

Opening of the conference


  Srdan Matic, Jens Lundgren Ton Coenen, Jeffrey V. Lazarus
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Plenary session 1


  HIV in Europe: Epidemiological data, Francoise Hamers 
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  download the presentation: HIV in Europe: Epidemiological data, Francoise Hamers


Plenary session 2

Diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV in Europe: where we are and what we should aim for, Andrew Phillips   >> view the video

Plenary session 3


HIV in Europe: how are we as a continent dealing with the virus – a multi-country analysis, Richard Coker
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  download the presentation: Testing times: Unmet need in testing, treatment, and care for HIV/AIDS in Europe, Richard Coker

Plenary session 4

Optimal testing and earlier care: the patient’s and people’s perspective, Ton Coenen, Bernard Forbes, Gennady Roshchupkin, Ibidun Fakoya, Galina Musat
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Plenary session 5

Getting people into care: Working Together to bring policy, clinical practice and patient support to bear on affecting change in Europe, Jeffrey V. Lazarus, José Gatell, Nikos Dedes, Henrique Barros
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Clinical review of EACS indicator disease guidance document

Jens Lundgren, Brian Gazzard, Nathan Clumeck, Antonella D’Arminio Monforte   >> view the video

Plenary session 6

Consideration of testing as a route to improved patient outcomes, Jose Zuniga, Kevin Fenton, Ken Mayer, Jens Lundgren, Brian Gazzard, Nathan Clumeck, A. D’Arminio Monforte

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  download the presentation: One Nation’s Approach: Routine testing in the United States, Kevin Fenton, Ken Mayer

  download the presentation: Another approach: The case for European guidance, Brian Gazzard Nathan Clumeck, Antonella D’Arminio Monforte

Plenary session 7

Current issues around testing, Jeff Lazarus, Matthew Weait, John de Wit, Iris Shiripinda, Lucas Wiessing

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  download the presentation: Criminal Law: Implications of HIV Testing, Matthew Weait
  download the presentation: To test or not to test:A psychosocial perspective of HIV testing, John B.F. de Wit
  download the presentation: HIV testing and migrant populations: Silence and fear in an expanding Europe, Iris Shiripinda
  download the presentation: Testing and injecting drug users: Challenges and approaches to effective testing, Lucas Wiessing

Plenary session 8 and Conference Closing

Hope for the future: Europe working together in HIV, Ton Coenen, Jens Lundgren, Raminta Stuikyte, Henrik Arildsen, Simon Barton, Hans-J. Stellbrink, Brian Tjugum, Andrew Amato-Gauci, Georgs Andrejevs, Srdan Matic

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  download the presentation: Conference Closing, Srdan Matic, Jens Lundgren, Ton Coenen
 New Co-chair elected
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jürgen Rockstroh, MD, Professor of Medicine and Head of the HIV Outpatient Clinic at the University of Bonn in Germany will take over as the clinical co-chair of the HIV in Europe initiative. He replaces Professor Jens Lundgren, who has acted as co-chair since the start of the initiative in 2007.

 European HIV testing week 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Friday, 21st November was the launch date for ETW2014. Over 700 organisations from 52 of the 53 countries of the WHO European region signed up to help more people become aware of their HIV status. Click here to see what activities the Participating Partners undertook during the week.

 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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