AAE is going to participate in the 2nd HepHIV conference which takes place in Malta 31 January - 2 February 2017. We want to encourage members of civil society organisations particularly from Central and Eastern European and Central Asian countries to submit abstracts and apply for scholarship! Deadline for abstracts / scholarship applications is 17 October.

Please see below list of topics/ tracks available for submitted abstracts for HepHIV 2017:

1) Combined HIV, STI and viral hepatitis testing

2) New testing technologies to increase testing coverage, e.g. home based HIV and/or viral hepatitis testing/sampling

3) Education and training of staff to perform HIV and/or viral hepatitis testing

4) Tracking technologies and partner notifications for HIV and/or viral hepatitis

5) Monitoring and evaluation of HIV and/or viral hepatitis testing

6) Cost-effectiveness of HIV and/or viral hepatitis testing strategies

7) Missed opportunities for HIV and/or viral hepatitis testing

8) Continuum of care for HIV and/or viral hepatitis

9) Stigma and legal and regulatory barriers for HIV and hepatitis testing

10) Late presentation

11) Increasing importance of testing for harm reduction services

There is also a mentoring program which can help you to prepare the abstracts for the submission. Here you can find the further information.

This conference is an event of HIV in Europe, which is a pan-European platform initiated in Brussels in 2007 to provide exchange and activities to improve early diagnosis and earlier care of HIV across Europe. The initiative is directed by an independent group of experts with representation from civil society, policy makers, health professionals and European public health institutions. The overall objective of HIV in Europe is to ensure that HIV positive patients enter care earlier in the course of their infection than is currently the case, as well as to study the decrease in the proportion of HIV positive persons presenting late for care.