The International Testing Week takes place from November 20 to 26, 2023. HIV, hepatitis B and C, sexually transmitted infections, and even some cancers: get tested !
Why an international testing week?
✓ Recall the reasons for getting tested, for your own health and that of others.
✓ Get tested by your peers at health centers or during outreach activities in full confidentiality and security.
✓ Advocate public authorities to improve access to prevention, testing and care.
✓ Promote innovative prevention means like self-tests and PrEP.
Testing is one of the key steps to end epidemics. For example, with an effective treatment, a person living with HIV no longer transmits the virus!
Whatever the infection, knowing your status – whether positive or negative – is vital to caring for yourself… and others! Getting tested is therefore crucial. But we are still a long way off the target:
Community-based testing: a prevention strategy that has proved effective.
Individuals from the populations most exposed to HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs are the best placed to test their peers. They understand their needs and the realities of their lives, and provide a secure and non-judgmental environment. This community-based health approach promoted by the Coalition PLUS network complements the public health system. Unfortunately, the true value of this expertise is still not recognized. That must change.
Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Central African Republic, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Timor, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Portugal, Quebec, Romania, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Tunisia and Ukraine.
This program is co-funded by
Thank you to our partners for promoting testing on their platforms internationally.
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