Assessment of HIV testing in Europe: from policy to effectiveness. (closed)

Team members: 
Ms. Jessika Deblonde; Ms. Petra De Koker; Dr. Patricia Claeys; Prof. Dr. Marleen Temmerman; Dr. Tomasz Niemiec; Prof Dr. Elina Hemminki; Dr. Kristi Ruutel; Prof Dr. Henrique Barros
Team members: 
Ms. Jessika Deblonde; Ms. Petra De Koker; Dr. Patricia Claeys; Prof. Dr. Marleen Temmerman; Dr. Tomasz Niemiec; Prof Dr. Elina Hemminki; Dr. Kristi Ruutel; Prof Dr. Henrique Barros

OBJECTIVES

Main objectives

  • to analyse HIV testing and counselling in EU countries as reference material for ECDC advice activity to Member States

Specific objectives

  • to map HIV testing policies and guidelines in the EU Member States
  • to identify practices and barriers with regard to HIV testing and counselling
  • to develop a theorethical framework and a model to improve the effectiveness of HIV testing and counselling

METHODS

  • questionnaire survey among key-informants within the ministries of health, health authorities and professional organisations in each of the EU Member States
  • questionnaire survey on the access to HIV testing (policy level)
  • structured interviews on the provision of HIV testing services (health care provider level)
  • semi-structured interviews on perceptions with regard to HIV testing & counselling (client level)
  • applying the Piot-Fransen Model to HIV testing & counselling to specific populations/settings
  • consensus development conference on specific recommendations

ACTIVITIES

  • literature review
  • expert meeting
  • mapping HIV testing policies in EU
  • survey on HIV testing practices and barriers
  • development framework and model

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • literature review
  • inventory of HIV testing policies EU
  • survey
  • framework
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Partners: 
European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC, Sweden, Stockholm) Prof. Dr. Tomasz Niemiec (Reproductive Health Department of the Institute of Mother and Child, Poland, Professor at the Department of Sexual Health, University of Zielona Góra and WHO consultant on vertical transmission of HIV) Prof Dr. Elina Hemminki (University of Helsinki, Finland, Public Health Specialist and Professor Social and Health Policy) Dr. Kristi Ruutel (National Institute for Health Development, Estonia, HIV/AIDS Expert) Prof. Dr. Henrique Barros (Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Portugal, Epidemiologist, Head of the Department and National Coordinator of the HIV/AIDS Infection Program, Minstry of Health)
Project status: 
Closed
Project status: 
Closed
Period: 
01/11/2007-31/10/2008
Period: 
01/11/2007-31/10/2008
Ends on: 
Friday, November 23, 2012
Ends on: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Ends on: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007