AHF is the main funder and the most important partner of the Greek Association of People Living with HIV in Greece (Positive Voice). The group develops activities in the direction of defending the rights of people living with HIV, addressing the spread of HIV/AIDS and also mitigating its social and economic impact in Greece. In this context, AHF and Positive Voice are developing a series of targeted interventions oriented not only towards people living with HIV/AIDS (access to treatment and monitoring, campaigns against stigma etc.) but also towards the general population in terms of promoting prevention and the vulnerable to HIV social groups, such as men who have sex with men, drug users, sex workers, Roma communities, prisoners etc.
In 2012, a new testing concept for sexually transmitted diseases was introduced in Greece — the non-clinical, bright and welcoming Checkpoint Testing and Prevention Centers in Athens and Thessaloniki. Checkpoint has since conducted over than 53,000 tests for HIV and hepatitis B and C.
Greece is included among European Union countries with high rates of late HIV diagnoses. An estimated 23% of HIV-positive people in Greece do not know their HIV status.
Sources: UNAIDS 2016 estimates, CIA World Factbook 2016
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