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Scaling up early diagnosis for HIV through diversifying HIV testing approaches beyond clinical settings

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Teixeira, B, & von Lingen, A. I.

This policy brief was developed for the OptTEST by HiE project and calls for expanding access to HIV testing through diversifying HIV testing approaches beyond medical settings. Such expansion would include more testing in non-medical settings, HIV testing delivered by trained lay providers and...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers, WHO European region, Advocacy, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy, Testing and counselling
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SCALING UP EARLY DIAGNOSIS FOR HIV THROUGH  EXPANDED IMPLEMENTATION OF PROVIDER-INITIATED HIV TESTING

SCALING UP EARLY DIAGNOSIS FOR HIV THROUGH EXPANDED IMPLEMENTATION OF PROVIDER-INITIATED HIV TESTING

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OptTEST

This policy brief calls for increasing early HIV diagnosis by implementing Provider-initiated HIV testing when individuals with ICs present to health care settings and strengthening PITC in other health care settings for key populations. The policy brief first examines the policy context and...

Tags: (Undocumented) Migrants, Gay men and other MSM, Health care professionals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-), Sex workers, Youth, WHO European region, Advocacy, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy, Prevention, Testing and counselling
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How can we build alliances between community, clinicians and public health?

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Power, L.

A number of tools and resources have been developed within the OptTEST by HiE project to optimise HIV testing and linkage to care. Many of these tools provide guidance for advocacy for legal and regulatory changes. This Tip Sheet is about building alliances between community, clinicians and...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), WHO European region, Advocacy, Care and support, Policy, Testing and counselling, Treatment
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How can I construct or compare a continuum of care?

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Power, L.

A number of tools and resources have been developed within the OptTEST by HiE project to optimise HIV testing and linkage to care. Many of these tools provide guidance for advocacy for legal and regulatory changes. This Tip Sheet is about constructing and comparing your continuum of care. Author...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), WHO European region, Advocacy, Care and support, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, Sexual and reproductive health, Testing and counselling, Treatment
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Establishing a community testing facility in a regulatory-restricted environment

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Power, L.

A number of tools and resources have been developed within the OptTEST by HiE project to optimise HIV testing and linkage to care. This case study is about establishing a community testing facility in a regulatory restricted environment in Slovenia. Author: Power, L. (2017). Available also via...

Tags: Gay men and other MSM, LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Central Europe, WHO European region, Advocacy, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy, Sexual and reproductive health, Testing and counselling
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Meeting the challenge of restrictive testing regulations in the Ukraine

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Power, L.

A number of tools and resources have been developed within the OptTEST by HiE project to optimise HIV testing and linkage to care. This case study is about meeting the challenge of restrictive testing regulations in the Ukraine. Author: Power, L. (2017). Available also via...

Tags: NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers, Eastern Europe, WHO European region, Advocacy, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Testing and counselling
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Organising a Europe-wide coalition to raise the profile of HIV testing (European HIV Testing Week)

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Power, L.

A number of tools and resources have been developed within the OptTEST by HiE project to optimise HIV testing and linkage to care. This case study describes the organising a Europe-wide coalition to raise the profile of HIV testing (European HIV Testing Week). Author: Power, L. (2017). Available...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers, WHO European region, Advocacy, Testing and counselling
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What are the new testing technologies and strategies and where are they working?

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Power, L.

A number of tools and resources have been developed within the OptTEST by HiE project to optimise HIV testing and linkage to care. This Tip Sheet the new testing strategies and where are they working. Author: Power, L. (2017). Available also via www.opttest.eu...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), WHO European region, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Testing and counselling
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How can I identify and verify local barriers to testing and treatment access?

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Power, L.

A number of tools and resources have been developed within the OptTEST by HiE project to optimise HIV testing and linkage to care. This Tip Sheet describes the process of identifying and proving local barriers to testing and treatment access. Author: Power, L. (2017). Available also at...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), WHO European region, Advocacy, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy, Testing and counselling
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