The main objectives of the HepHIV 2019 conference were to:
- Provide an overview of innovative initiatives and best practices on optimal testing and earlier care for HIV and viral hepatitis from different settings across Europe, including progress and challenges in the integration of services.
- Provide opportunities for multi-stakeholder dialogue to develop creative solutions to unresolved challenges in research and implementation of HIV and viral hepatitis, TB and STI policies and programmes to improve early diagnosis and care.
- Sustain and fuel the political discussion of testing policies, increase political commitment and public awareness by discussing how to translate global and regional goals, objectives and targets into local implementation plans.
The conference ended with a call to action addressing implications for policy and implementation agendas in the field of earlier and integrated testingand following up on the HepHIV 2017 conference call to action.