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EuroTEST Studie om effekten av COVID-19 på möjligheterna till testning för HIV/Hepatit och STI
Magnus Unemo och jag har som representanter för Referenslabbet för STD och WHO collaborating center blivit ombedda att sprida nedanstående information om testning för Hepatit, HIV samt STD till svenska laboratorier. Om ni har möjlighet att delta så vore det intressant att få med så många laboratorier från Sverige som möjligt.
Martin Sundqvist

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the EuroTEST Steering Committee co-chairs, we invite you to participate in a European-region survey assessment to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on testing services for HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections.

The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has had profound effects across health systems worldwide, and many HIV, viral hepatitis and/or sexually transmitted infection (STI) services have been interrupted. As a result, a consortium of partners, led by EuroTEST, including regional European and international organisations representing community, health care and public health institutions have developed an assessment to understand how this global crisis has affected testing services, in particular, and how to mitigate its effects on the responses to the epidemics going forward.

The main objective of the survey is to assess the impact of COVID-19 on testing for HIV, HBV, HCV, chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhoea among the different actors of the testing response including:
• laboratories
• secondary/specialist care
• primary health care units
• community organizations providing testing for one or more of these infections
• National level public health institutions or ministry of health level.

More info and the full list of partners can be found through this link

Results will be used to inform advocacy efforts as well as next steps in the regional response to HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs. Results from this assessment will be developed into several publications planned for 2020 and early 2021.

The survey is available in English and Russian, contains 26 main questions (depending on type of service) and will take around 20 minutes to complete. It will be open for responses until 1 November 2020.

If you or your site provide testing for one or several of these infections, or if you work at a national level public health institution or Ministry of Health and are responsible for HIV and/or viral hepatitis and/or STIs in your country, we encourage you to take the survey by clicking here or copy pasting the following link into your browser:


Mer information: Länk

Kontaktperson: martin.sundqvist@regionorebrolan.se
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Inlagt 2020-10-14 av Martin Sundqvist  

2024-03-01 12:01
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