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Europäische Testwoche: 22.-29. November 2021

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Die Europäische HIV- und Hepatitis-Testwoche

To create awareness and motivate to test! These are the goals of the Austrian European Testing Week initiative. This was launched by the AIDS-Hilfe Österreichs together with medical societies and is now supported by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection and many other institutions and bodies.

 

The ETW Initiative in Europe

An der Initiative Europäische HIV- und Hepatitis-Testwoche sind mehr als 400 Organisationen aus 53 Ländern beteiligt. Seit Beginn der Initiative ist die Plattform stark gewachsen und jedes Jahr kommen neue Mitglieder hinzu. Mediziner*innen, Politiker*innen, Selbsthilfegruppen und viele NGOs ziehen an einem Strang, um HIV- und Hepatitis-Tests endlich so vielen Menschen wie möglich anzubieten, Infektionsrisiken offen zu kommunizieren und der Diskriminierung von HIV-Positiven und stigmatisierten Gruppen entgegenzuwirken. Seit 2018 findet zu diesem Zwecke auch zusätzlich die Spring European Testing Week statt.

Where can I get tested

Have you ever had an HIV or hepatitis test? Talk to your doctor about the risks of infection and get tested. An anonymous and free HIV test is also available at your regional Aids Hilfe. You can find information about the HIV and hepatitis test and increased risks of infection in the patient information leaflet.

Aids Hilfe Wien

Mariahilfer Gürtel 4, 1060 Vienna
www.aids.at | T: +43 1 599 37 30

Während der European Testingweek werden die HIV-Schnelltests und die Hepatitis-Tests (B, C, Titer) kostenfrei angeboten. 

Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation bitten wir um eine Onlineanmeldung oder eine telefonische Terminvereinbarung von Montag bis Freitag von 09:00 bis 18:00 Uhr unter +43 1 599 37 30.

 

Vor-Ort-Testung beim Sun Dutz Festival 

Samstag, 13. November 2021

18:00 bis 20.00 Uhr

 

HARD ON- Special 

Jeden Mittwoch im November werden zwischen 16 und 19 Uhr im Aids Hilfe Wien Checkpoint Hard On (Hamburgerstraße 4
1050 Wien)  HIV-Schnelltests kostenfrei angeboten. 

AidsHilfe Oberösterreich

Blütenstrasse 15/2,4040 Linz/Urfahr
www.aidshilfe-ooe.at | T: (0732) 2170

 

Aidshilfe Salzburg

Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 47, 5020 Salzburg
www.aidshilfe-salzburg.at | T: +43 662 88 14 88

 

AIDS Hilfe Steiermark

Hans-Sachs-Gasse 3, 8010 Graz
www.aids-hilfe.at | T: +43 316 81 50 50

 

AIDS-Hilfe Tirol

Kaiser-Josef-Straße 13, 6020 Innsbruck
www.aidshilfe-tirol.at | T: +43 512 56 36 21

 

Aidshilfe Vorarlberg

Kaspar-Hagen-Straße 5, I. Stock, 6900 Bregenz
www.aidshilfe-vorarlberg.at | T: + 43 5574 46 5 26

 

aidsHilfe Kärnten

Bahnhofstraße 22 im 1. Stock, 9020 Klagenfurt
www.hiv.at | T: (0463) 55 128

 

Derzeit gibt es keine geplanten Termine im Burgenland.

Derzeit gibt es keine geplanten Termine in Niederösterreich.

HIV & Hepatitis

HIV

HIV is most frequently transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse. The risk of infection depends on various factors. For example, the risk of infection is relatively high with anal sex and very low with oral sex, but other parameters also influence the probability of infection. After sex without a condom, therefore, only an HIV test can ultimately bring certainty.

Do you know your HIV status? Still too many people living with HIV do not know about their infection and that they themselves are or were at risk. However, timely treatment is an important prerequisite for maximum therapy success. It positively influences the course of the disease and helps to prevent new infections (which also reduces the financial expenditure of the health system). 

Info for doctors

Unfortunately, the HIV test is offered far too rarely in medical practice and during routine examinations. Especially in heterosexual people, the diagnosis is often made late. Doctors can find information and guidelines here on when an HIV test should be offered. The anonymous and free testing service offered by the Austrian AIDS support organisations is primarily available to particularly vulnerable population groups - gay or bisexual men, trans people, sex workers and migrants from high-prevalence countries.

Hepatitis

There are many different types of hepatitis (A, B, C, D, E). These viruses are much easier to transmit than HIV. There is no preventive protection for every type of hepatitis. Despite the possibility of vaccination against hepatitis A and B, many people still become infected with these viruses.

Undiagnosed and accordingly untreated, these infections can lead to liver damage, the development of cirrhosis or carcinoma. The majority of people with hepatitis C are unaware of the infection - therefore only a small proportion in Europe (about 3.5%) are treated. Today, there is a very good chance of cure for hepatitis C infection with appropriate treatment. Despite the high costs, the new therapies are already paid for in some cases. In principle, early diagnosis is very important, as appropriate behavior can prevent further spread. Population groups with an increased risk of hepatitis usually also have an increased risk of HIV.

Participate!

Interested in participating in the European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week? Would you like to inform about your testing offer? You can report your planned activities here:

How you can participate as a doctor or employee of a medical institution (e.g. hospital)...

How you can participate as a participant...

How they can participate as an institution for particularly vulnerable population groups...

For doctors: Report test offers

European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week is a good opportunity to proactively offer testing in your clinic/facility. If you email us at etw@aids-hilfe-wien.at your clinic, address and opening hours, this information will be published on the website. For more information on HIV indicator diseases and HIV and hepatitis infection risks, see Materials & Press.

Materials & Press

Flyer: Allgemeine Informationen zum Thema HIV

This folder provides information in German on how infection and protection against HIV work.

Besser Blasen

Flyer: Better blowing

You want to know about the risks doing a blow job? (Only in German!)

Flyer: PEP - First aid after a sex accident

This folder provides information in German on how PEP works after a sexual accident. (Only in German!)

Flyer Hepatitis A

Information on hepatitis A

Flyer Hepatitis B

Information on hepatitis B

Flyer Hepatitis C

Information on hepatitis C

Prress Contact

Juliana Metyko-Papousek, Bakk.phil.
Press and public relations
Tel.: +43 1 599 37 – 82
E-Mail: metyko@aids-hilfe-wien.at

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