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Join the fourth Spring #EuroTestWeek on 14-21 May 2021!

The next Spring European Testing Week is coming up on 14-19 May.
Even though the past year has been full of challenges in providing testing services, we encourage all of you to participate to continue raising awareness of the importance of testing. 

What is Spring ETW

The first Spring ETW was piloted in May 2018 in partnership with the INTEGRATE Joint Action and the European Liver Patients’ Association. Since then, the Spring ETW has proved to be a successful campaign. Now, ETW occurs biannually, in the Spring (May) and Autumn (November).
The aim of the Spring and Autumn ETWs remains the same: to unite partner organisations throughout Europe for one week to increase access to testing and promote awareness on the benefits of earlier hepatitis and HIV testing. 

How can you participate?

Even if you are unable to offer testing services or testing is not part of your services, you can still support the campaign in many different ways.  If you need ideas and inspiration for activities you can carry out during ETW, please go to the ETW website and download the Implementation Handbook (Toolkit 2). 

Please encourage others to participate by asking them to sign up to European Testing Week, so we can create as much awareness as possible on the importance of early testing.

Remember to share your Spring ETW activities on social media and use the hashtag #EuroTestWeek

We look forward to displaying all your activities and showing a united effort during Spring #EuroTestWeek 2021 to support HIV, viral hepatitis and STI services in times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Make sure to use the hashtag #EuroTestWeek for social media.

Share your story

Want to share your story? We are looking for stories on testing during these challenging times, both in terms of obstacles to testing efforts and success stories with good examples of testing, including integrated testing and testing during the pandemic.

We are very interested in receiving small testimonials from you, either in the form of a small video clip, a brief text, or we can interview you. If you want to share your testing efforts with us, please contact us at as soon as possible, so we can highlight your work.

Spring ETW materials for download

Be sure to download the 2021 Spring ETW logo on the ETW materials page.  Currently, the Spring logo is available in English, German and French.

If you want the logo translated into your local language, just let us know by emailing us at

To help make more people aware of European Testing Week, a selection of web banner adverts can be downloaded here for use on your website. You can also download our Spring ETW 2021 PowerPoint and Word templates from the webpage.

Spring 2021 ETW Theme Statement from the European Testing Week Working Group

The ETW Secretariat recognises the struggles you have faced in adapting services in the new circumstances, with restrictions and people’s fear of catching Covid-19 while attending services. We encourage you to continue these great efforts.

To read our full statement, click here.

Register for the HepHIV2021 conference 5-7 May

Don’t forget to register (free of charge) for the virtual HepHIV conference next week, 5-7th of May:

ETW will make a presentation at the conference, where all of your brilliant work supporting the campaign will be highlighted.

Be sure not to miss it: Thursday 6th of May, at 13:40-13:50 CET (PLENARY/ABSTRACT DRIVEN SESSION 1: SPECIAL SESSION: Impact of COVID-19 on prevention and testing services for HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs and TB: Building back better).

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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.

Click here to Opt-Out of European Testing Week