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Countdown to European Testing Week: 20 – 27 November 2020

The ETW Secretariat recognises that many communities, especially those most marginalised, continue to struggle with closed, restricted and/or overloaded services due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For the upcoming European Testing Week, we are committed to support your efforts to provide access to prevention, testing and care services for HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs, throughout the WHO European Region, however feasible in your organisation.
For those who can participate in the November 2020 ETW, we ask you to continue to advocate and raise awareness on the importance of HIV, viral hepatitis and STI services and share how your organisation is supporting your communities during this global pandemic.
To read our brief statement, click here

Can’t participate this year?

By receiving this newsletter, your organisation is still among the list of signed-up organisations. If you have previously signed-up for past ETWs, your organisation has been carried over to this year. However, please make sure to check if your organisation’s info is the most up to date.
If you are unable to participate this year/no longer want to participate, please follow the "Opt-out" instructions at the end of this newsletter. Please note, if you change your mind, you can always re-register on our website at

DYK: The ETW logo is available for download in 15 languages!

Available languages include Czech, Croatian, Dutch, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian. 

Visit the Materials page to download! 

If you want the logo in your local language, please let us know by contacting us at

WHO systematic review on the use of screening tools to help prioritize HIV testing

WHO is conducting a systematic review and is collecting screening tools being used by programmes and data (published or unpublished) related to these tools. The review will broadly focus on the following:
  1. Describe various screening tools used in HIV testing services
  2. Review their acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness (including cost-effectiveness)
  3. Describe the validation and assessment of tools 
If you’re using HIV screening tools and are interested in sharing your experiences with WHO, please complete this survey and provide relevant attachments to Caitlin Quinn ( by 14th September 2020.
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If you no longer want to participate in ETW (both Spring and Autumn), please click the "Opt-out" link below and follow further instructions.

By choosing to "Opt-out" of European Testing Week, your organisation will:
- Be removed from our list of signed-up organisations;
- No longer receive the ETW newsletter, announcements or promotional offers with diagnostic kit companies.

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