BMC Infect Dis 2021 Sep 13;21(Suppl 2):874. Epub 2021 Sep 13.
CHIP, Centre of Excellence for Health, Immunity and Infections,, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark.
Background: Maximising access to testing by targeting more than one infection is effective in identifying new infections in settings or populations. Within the EU funded Joint Action INTEGRATE, this paper examined the feasibility and impact of expanding integrated testing for HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), chlamydia, gonorrhoea and/or syphilis in four community-based pilots through targeted interventions in Croatia, Italy and Poland and the Spring European Testing Week since community settings are key in detecting new infections and reaching key populations.
Methods: Pilots led by local INTEGRATE partners prioritised testing for other infections or key populations. Read More