Lessons learned from the first European project on the integration of infectious diseases in testing services, data collection and country responses

Dorthe Raben*, Jordi Casabona, Lella Cosmaro, Nadia Gasbarrini, John S. Lambert, Shannon Glapsy, Christine Kakalou, Manuel Maffeo, Michele Mommi, Gianmarco Corradini, Irena Klavs, Aljona Kurbatova, Iwona Wawer, Piotr Wysocki, Anne Raahauge, Stine Finne Jakobsen, Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Ann Sullivan, Meaghan Kall, Dagmar HedrichCheryl Case Johnson, Nicole Simone Seguy, Daniel Simões, Valerie Delpech

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Original languageEnglish
Article number690
Number of pages6
JournalBMC Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue numberSUPPL 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The INTEGRATE Joint Action was co-funded by the 3rd Health Programme of the European Union under grant agreement no 761319.

Funding Information:
INTEGRATE Partners: Christine Kakalou & Christos Maramis & Vassilis Koutkias (?), Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Institute of Applied Biosciences, Information Technologies institute, Greece; Aljona Kurbatova & Julia Hristojeva, National Institute for Health Development, Estonia; Jordi Casabona & Laura Fernandez-Lopez, Centre for Epidemiological Studies on STI/HIV/AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT), Health Departament, Generalitat of Catalonia, Badalona, Catalonia, Spain; Irena Klavs & Mojca Serdt & Tanja Kustec, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia; Jack Lambert & Shannon Glaspy, University College Dublin, Ireland; Lella Cosmaro, Fondazione LILA Milano Onlus ? Italian League for Fighting AIDS, Italy; Nadia Gasbarrini & Elisabetta Teti, Fondazione Villa Maraini Onlus, Italy; Piotr Wysocki & Iwona Wawer, National AIDS Centre Agency of the Ministry of Health, Poland; Valerie Delpech & Meaghan Kall & Sophie Nash & Qudsia Enayat, Public Health England, UK;Tatjana Nemeth Blazic & Bojana Raickovic Croatian Institute of Public Health, Croatia; Iva Jovovic, Life Quality Improvement Association (FLIGHT), Croatia; Josep Mallolas & Lorena De La Mora & Agathe Leon, Consorci Institut d?Investigacions Biom?dicas August Pi i Sunyer, Spain; Michele Mommi & Manuel Maffeo, Arcigay Associazione LGBTI Italiana, Italy; Francesca Colaiaco, Croce Rossa Italiana, Italy; Aikaterini Isari, National Public Health Organization, Greece; Raimonda Matulionyte, Department of Infectious Diseases and Dermatovenerology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University; Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos; Lithuania; Ilona Razmien?, National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory, Lithuania; Loreta Stonien?, Republican Centre for Addictive Disorders, Lithuania; Agne Simkunaite-Zazecke, Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS, Lithuania; Victor Ionel Grecu, ?Victor Babes? Clinical hospital of infectious diseases and pneumophtisiology Craiova, Romania; Danijela Simic & Sladjana Baros, Institute of Public Health of Republic of Serbia ?Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut?, Serbia; Danica Valkovi?ov? Stanekov?, Slovak Medical University in Bratislava, Slovakia; Ujue Fres?n & Regina Juanbeltz, Instituto de Salud P?blica y Laboral de Navarra, Spain; Ana-Maria Duca & Eugenia Ghita, ?Marius Nasta? Institute of Pneumophtisiology, Romania; Arian Diskovic & Davor Dubravi?, Croatian association for HIV and viral hepatitis (HUHIV), Croatia; Zoran Dominkovi? & Dubravko Pogledi?, ISKORAK, Croatia; Pauline Vassallo & Maria Axisa, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Malta; Dorthe Raben, Anne Raahauge, Stine Finne Jakobsen, Marie Louise Jakobsen, Anne Louise Grevsen, Lauren Nicolas Combs, Jeff Lazarus, Jens Lundgren, Centre of Excellence for Health, Immunity and Infections (CHIP), Denmark. Advisory Board: Guy D?Argent & Cinthia Menel-Lemos, Chafea, Luxembourg; Rimalda Voske &Wolfgang Philipp & John Ryan, DG Sant?, Brussels; Ann Sullivan and Caroline Rae, Chelsea Westminster Hospital, UK; Cheryl Case Johnson, WHO HQ, Switzerland; Masoud Dara & Elena Vovc, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Denmark; Andrew Amato & Anastasia Pharris & Teymur Noori & Lara Tavoschi, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Sweden; Dagmar Hedrich, EMCDDA, Portugal; Sini Pasanen, AIDS Action Europe, Finland; J?rgen Rockstroh, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, EuroTEST, Germany; Cary James, World Hepatitis Alliance, European Testing Week Working Group, UK; Ben Collins, ReShape/International HIV Partnerships, European Testing Week Working Group, UK; Daniel Sim?es, EPIUnit - Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto & Grupo de Ativistas em Tratamentos, European Testing Week Working Group, Portugal; Luis Mendao, Grupo de Ativistas em Tratamentos, European Testing Week Working Group, Portugal; Ulrich Marcus, Esticom, Robert Koch institute, Germany; Eberhard Schatz, Correlation Network; Tom Platteau, HIV/STI clinic of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium; Nikos Dedes, European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) & Positive Voice, Greece; Yazdan Yazdanpanah, INSERM, France; Outi Karvonen, HA-REACT Joint Action, Finland; Massimo Mirandola, SIALONII, Verona University Hospital, Italy; European Liver Patients? Association, Belgium; Justyna Kowalska, University of Warsaw, Poland; Susan Cowan, Statens Serum Institut, Denmark; Esther Dixon-Williams, PAC team, POZ, UK; Brian Gazzard, Chelsea And Westminster Hospital, NHS, UK; Jens D. Lundgren, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Copenhagen & Centre of Excellence for Health, Immunity and Infections (CHIP), Denmark. This article has been published as part of BMC Infectious Diseases Volume 21, Supplement 22,021: Results from INTEGRATE - the EU Joint Action on integrating prevention, testing and linkage to care strategies across HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and STIs in Europe. The full contents of the supplement are available at https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/supplements/volume-21-supplement-2.

Keywords

  • Europe
  • HIV
  • Integrated services
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral hepatitis

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