ICRH Kenya

Assessment of HIV testing in Europe: from policy to effectiveness. (closed)

Team members:
Ms. Jessika Deblonde; Ms. Petra De Koker; Dr. Patricia Claeys; Prof. Dr. Marleen Temmerman; Dr. Tomasz Niemiec; Prof Dr. Elina Hemminki; Dr. Kristi Ruutel; Prof Dr. Henrique Barros


Main objectives

  • to analyse HIV testing and counselling in EU countries as reference material for ECDC advice activity to Member States

Specific objectives

  • to map HIV testing policies and guidelines in the EU Member States
  • to identify practices and barriers with regard to HIV testing and counselling
  • to develop a theorethical framework and a model to improve the effectiveness of HIV testing and counselling


  • questionnaire survey among key-informants within the ministries of health, health authorities and professional organisations in each of the EU Member States
  • questionnaire survey on the access to HIV testing (policy level)
  • structured interviews on the provision of HIV testing services (health care provider level)
  • semi-structured interviews on perceptions with regard to HIV testing & counselling (client level)
  • applying the Piot-Fransen Model to HIV testing & counselling to specific populations/settings
  • consensus development conference on specific recommendations


  • literature review
  • expert meeting
  • mapping HIV testing policies in EU
  • survey on HIV testing practices and barriers
  • development framework and model


  • literature review
  • inventory of HIV testing policies EU
  • survey
  • framework