Operational knowledge to improve HIV early diagnosis and treatment among vulnerable groups in Europe (Euro HIV EDAT)

The purpose of the project is to generate operational knowledge to better understand the role and impact of Community Based Voluntary Counselling and Testing services (CBVCTs), to explore the use of innovative strategies based on new technologies and to increase early HIV/STI diagnosis and treatment in Europe among the most affected groups.

The project is aimed to generate harmonized monitoring and evaluation data from CBVTCs across Europe using the Indicators and Data Collections Instruments developed by the COBATEST Project (www.cobatest.org) and to explore the acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of innovative strategies, like Point of Care technologies for HIV and STI diagnosis, HIV self-testing and web based outreach and counselling approaches.

The information provided will be crucial to learn about patterns and determinants of test seeking behaviours among MSM, and to identify barriers to access diagnosis and care by migrants. A Toolkit for the implementation of Checkpoints specifically addressed to MSM and web based applications to deliver test results and counselling, will be also developed. These tools could be scaled up in other countries.


  • Save the Date! The Joint Final Conference of the Euro HIV EDAT and OptTEST projects will be held in September 19th2017 in Brussels The Final Conference will be held at the Thon Hotel City, Brussels. From 9h to 16h.
  • The Toolkit for MSM Checkpoints is avaiable we are happy to announce that the website of the "Toolkit for MSM Checkpoints", which was developed by Work package 7, is finalized and approved in most language versions (English, Spanish, German completed; Russian, Catalan, Romanian and Portuguese are done by 90% and will be finished next week; Slovenian and French will be finalized as soon as we have all the translations). The Toolkit is a living platform and the deliverables from WP 6 (Linkage to Care) and 8 (migration) will be added as soon as the documents are available. You can have a glimpse on the Toolkit on www.msm-checkpoints.eu