The European Test Finder (ETF) is a website which enables people to find the nearest place to get tested and treated for HIV and Tuberculosis, and tested for Hepatitis B and C, and STIs, in countries across the WHO European region. It is a free online tool that facilitates easy access to services that fit the needs of the user.
The website does not necessarily provide a complete list of all existing relevant services in all European countries, since the entries are based on service providers registering on the website and providing information about their services. Therefore, it is the responsibility of those who have registered their services to maintain and update information to ensure that correct information is provided.
The directory was initially developed in 2015 by NAM in collaboration with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and from 2021 managed by the secretariat of the European Testing Week under the EuroTEST initiative, based at Centre of Excellence for Health, Immunity and Infections (CHIP) in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Initially, ETF only included testing sites.
As an emergency measure to assist people fleeing the war in Ukraine, the directory was expanded in early 2022 to also include sites that provide HIV treatment (ART), Tuberculosis services as well as Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) in some of the European countries. This was done in collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe who provided information about these services and consent to publish them on the website.
This updated version of the European Test Finder has been developed with inputs from colleagues from the following organisations:
- Zoran Dominković and Dubravoko Pogledić, ISKORAK, Croatia
- Lella Cosmaro, LILA Milano, Italy
- Giedrius Likatavicius, Demetra, Lithuania
- Ben Collins, ReShape/International HIV Partnerships, UK
- Takudzwa Mukiwa, Terence Higgins Trust, UK
- Daniel Simões, Coalition Plus/ GAT, Portugal
- Jordi Casabona, CEEISCAT, Spain
- Cary James, World Hepatitis Association
- Jason Farrell, Choices Support Centre/Correlation European Harm Reduction Network
- Teymur Noori, ECDC
We gratefully acknowledge the contributions from testing sites and different partners across the European region who assisted us with information about relevant service providers, national test finders etc.