ETW - INTEGRATE Webinars 2019

ETW - INTEGRATE Webinars 2019

INTEGRATE has in collaboration with European Testing Week produced a series of webinars in order to emphasize the importance of an integrated approach to testing, and to highlight testing interventions or methods that increase access to testing.

Please find short description and links for webinars below:

  1. High contribution, low public funding: Southern European Checkpoints' role in HIV detection in 4 countries,” Miguel Rocha of Grupo de Ativistas em Tratamentos (GAT)/CheckpointLXMay 2019

Miguel Rocha is a community health nurse working at GAT’s (treatment activists group) Portugal community-based sexual health centre for MSM – CheckpointLX – since 2012.

Miguel presents on how Checkpoints in Southern Europe have contributed to increases in testing uptake among MSM and diagnose HIV patients earlier than clinical services despite barriers in obtaining public funding.

Please watch full webinar here: https://bit.ly/2OsZvBc

  1. ”Terrence Higgins Trust’s experience offering HIV self test kits online,” Will Howells and Taku Mukiwa of Terrence Higgins Trust (THT). May 2019

Will Howells is Head of Digital and Taku Mukiwa is Head of Social Marketing at Terrence Higgins Trust (THT). THT is the leading HIV and sexual health charity in the UK and the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services, running services out of local centres across Great Britain.

Taku and Will present on Terrence Higgins Trust’s experience of setting up and delivering a UK-based programme offering free HIV self-testing kits online to most at-risk communities.

Please watch full webinar here: https://bit.ly/2ZdfLuf

  1. "Moving towards integration: ECDC public health guidance on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA" Anastasia Pharris of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). September 2019

Anastasia Pharris is an Expert in HIV at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, Sweden. Over the last 20 years, she has worked on clinical and public health aspects of HIV in the USA, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, Sweden and, now, at the European level. At ECDC, she is responsible for HIV surveillance within the countries of the European Union. 

Anastasia introduces the development of the 2018 ECDC public health guidance and presents the recommendations in implementing integrated testing for HIV and viral hepatitis.

The webinar was recorded and will be shared for viewing. Please check this space again for a link to the video.

  1. “HIV and viral hepatitis community-based testing in low threshold settings: European experiences” Jason Farrell of Correlation Network. October 2019

Jason Farrell works as a project officer for Correlation Network. He is responsible for HCV prevention capacity building, providing training and program support for Correlation Network’s member organisations involved in HCV-community testing.

Jason presents on establishing and maintaining integrated testing for viral hepatitis and HIV through community services in low threshold organisations.

The webinar was recorded and will be shared for viewing. Please check this space again for a link to the video.