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European HIV-Hepatitis testing week. Results.

Between 20 to 27 November across Europe held European HIV-Hepatitis testing week. Ukraine also has actively participated in conducting this week.

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NGO “Gay-alliance”, within the European testing week, conducted rapid diagnosis for HIV and syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C among MSM in Kyiv, in mobile clinic in one of the street cruising places of MSM in the city center, at the community center for gays and bisexuals and in the gay sauna “Blindage”.

A total of 135 have been tested MSM for HIV, 100 of which have been also rapid testing for syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. It was found 13 new cases of HIV infection (almost 10% of the total tested), 7 tested positive for syphilis (7% of total tested), 3 positive tests for hepatitis B and two tested positive for hepatitis C. from one hundred MSM were tested on four infections at once, in two people were found co-infection HIV/syphilis, MSM was one of with co-infection of HIV/HBV yet another has been infected on HCV/syphilis.

The measures for diagnosis were accompanied by distribution of information booklets about HIV, condoms, lubricants and social and medical counseling clients.

Special thanks to AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF-Ukraine) and NGO “Convictus-Ukraine” for the technical support.

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