GENERAL DATA ABOUT THE COUNTRY
Country population: 11 million
National GDP: 286 billion US dollars
EU membership: EU Member country
Estimated number of PLHIV: 20.000 according to Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
Number of registered PLHIV: 14.500
Key populations at risk identified in national prevention programs:
Number of patients on ARV: 6.500
Number of new infections for the latest annual reported period: 802 new infections in 2014
Percentage of affected populations for the latest annual reported period:
The source for the epidemiological data: Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
National policy/strategy or other recommendations from your government on HIV testing: Yes
Number of VCT centers in the country: 2 VCT centres
Availability of anonymous/confidential HIV tests: Yes
Availability of pre- or post- testing counseling: Yes
Testing is free for anyone who wishes to get tested: No. Not all HIV testing structures (both public and private) offer the test for free. Free testing is available only in certain regions.
Testing can legally be performed by: Medical staff and other health-care professionals accordingly trained by the CDC. Testing in community settings operates in a “gray zone”.
Testing in non-medical settings: Yes
Community based testing: Yes
Community-based checkpoints in the country: Yes
Mobile testing in the country: Yes
Number of people tested in the last annual period: 8665 people tested in VCT centers in 2014
Number of targeted key populations: approximately 70% of testing refers to the MSM population
Regular community testing for other STDs: Additional tasting is available for HCV and HBV
Reported by: Sophocles Chanos
From organisation: Positive Voice (Ath and Thess Checkpoint)
Estimation of total number of people living with HIV: no data available
Data for 2013
Number of people tested in the latest year reported:There's no national data. In athCheckpoint around 3.500 people were tested.
Anything else to add about new diagnoses?; Was there more or less diagnoses than usual?; Any trends? Were there any new locations or clusters?: For some reason a lot of people were infected and listed as "unknown reason".
Sources for this information: www.keelpno.gr