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PRIDE HIV Test Activities

Aim

The aim of the Pride HIV Test Activities project is to increase testing during Zurich Gay Pride, which numerous high-risk populations attend. Checkpoint Zurich, a patient organisation, offered on-the-spot testing with results shared by mobile in the subsequent days.

In the short-run, the initiative aims to increase the number of tests carried out at Gay Pride events, by demonstrating an easy to copy, best-practice approach, partnering with external stakeholder speakers and organisations.

In the long-run, the initiative is working to cement the testing as a prevention tool which is carried out regularly at similar events.

 

Key Facts

  1. Statistics on HIV/AIDS (2017) Available at: http://www.aids.ch/en/faq/hiv-test/statistics.php (Accessed: 27 February 2017).
  2. Kohler, Philipp et al. “The HIV Care Cascade In Switzerland”. AIDS 29.18 (2015): 2509-2515.