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.

News

  • New scientific publication The article titled: "The COBATEST network a Platform to perform monitoring and evaluation of community based testing practices in Europe and conduct operational research" has been published the in the AIDS Care journal. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26883807
  • New on the Euro HIV EDAT Project website! The tools of the COBATEST Network are now are available for download. You can download the Data Collection Form, the Excel file to calculate the indicators for M&E VCT activities and the Data Specification File to submit disaggregated data.
  • Now available! Download the Guidelines for Data Collection for Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Based Voluntary Counselling and Testing (CBVCT) for HIV in the COBATEST Network Download the Guidelines from "Documents"
  • Welcome to the Euro HIV EDAT Project! April 1st is the starting date of the Euro HIV EDAT Project. 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.

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