The European HIV and Hepatitis Testing Week initiative involves more than 400 organisations from 53 countries. Since the start of the initiative, the platform has grown rapidly, with new members joining every year. Medical professionals, politicians, self-help groups and many NGOs are pulling together to finally offer HIV and hepatitis testing to as many people as possible, to openly communicate infection risks and to counteract discrimination against HIV-positive and stigmatised groups. Since 2018, the Spring European Testing Week has also been taking place for this purpose.
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.