Bridging the Gaps on Testing and Linkage to Care
The final training on "WP4. Testing and Linkage to Care", took place in Riga on 14 and 15 November 2017.
Sixteen participants attended the training, where nine participants were from the state HIV Prevention Points (HPP) – nurses, social workers and peers; five participants from the Latvian Red Cross; one person from Latvian Ministry of Health and one person from the NGO “Papardes zieds”.
The aim of the first day was to learn about the benefits of linking clients to treatment and care and to develop recommendations on how to improve existing services. The following session day aimed to repeat and to bridging the gaps on knowledge and practical skills on testing procedures, testing protocols (amount of blood, amount of buffer) and on how to read results.
The training was conducted by the trainers Lella Cosmaro, Fondazione LILA Milano; Henrikki Brummer-Korvenkontio, THL National Institute for Health and Welfare and Alexandra Gurinova, Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe.