16-24 November – European Week of Hepatitis and HIV Testing (ETW)
On November 16, 2017, the European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week is launched and this event will last until November 24. The Network associated itself with a joint statement of key populations and regional networks, and other organizations focused on HIV and hepatitis.
The aim of this testing campaign is to ensure an available, effective, comprehensive, rights-based, safe, anonymous and voluntary HIV and hepatitis testing; conduct also early diagnosis and transition to treatment and care; raise awareness of barriers key and most affected populations to face.
Together with partners, the Network calls for challenging existing laws and policies that criminalize the transmission of HIV and/or hepatitis, as well as all forms of criminalization or other legal actions, such as drug use, same-sex consensual practices and sex work, aimed at the most affected population groups.
We strongly oppose such laws and policies!