ICRSE joins European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week 17-24 November
For the first time, ICRSE joined many other regional key population and civil society networks for the European HIV and Hepatitis Testing Week (ETW). European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week offers partners across Europe the opportunity to unite to increase awareness of the benefits of HIV and hepatitis testing among those who are at risk. In 2016, more than 500 organisations from across 53 countries took part in testing week and thousands more people are now aware of their HIV and hepatitis status. Through united efforts, we hope that testing week 2017 is an even greater success.
This year, ICRSE also collaborated wirb our partners to develop a joint statement in preparation for European Testing Week (ETW) 17 – 24th November 2017. The Statement strongly condemns the laws and policies that criminalise us, and lead to human rights violations justified as public health measures, such as, mandatory testing and public disclosure of test results. ICRSE welcomes the Statements’ condemnation of criminalization and other forms of legal oppression of sex work, and we encourage members to share with their networks. Sign up via the link below to endorse the call for safe, voluntary, confidential and rights-based testing and treatment for key and most affected populations: