The first pilot for #SpringTestingWeek was conducted in May 2018 in partnership between European Liver Patients' Association, Integrate Joint Action and ETW with great success, Spring Testing Week from 17-24 May 2019!
Spring European Testing Week is an European campaign that encourages partner organisations—in community, health care and policy institutions-- throughout Europe to unite for one week to increase testing efforts and promote awareness on the benefits of earlier Hepatitis and HIV testing. This initiative has progressed since its start in 2018 and has grown to be a widely recognized European event with hundreds of organisations participating last and this year. What once started as an annual event now has become a biennial event with two ETWs occurring each year in Spring (May) and Autumn (November). Each organisation volunteers their own time to organize their Testing Week activities and create incredible displays of a united effort to increase testing awareness at all organisational levels.
The aim of the Spring and Autumn ETWs remain the same: to unite partner organisations throughout Europe for one week to increase access to testing and promote awareness on the benefits of earlier hepatitis and HIV testing.