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Prevention and Examination Centres “Checkpoint”
YEAR
2019

In 2019 the Foundation supported the operation of the Prevention and Examination Centres “Checkpoint”, the only non-clinical Centres in Greece for prevention, information and promotion of medical screening for the HIV, HBV (Hepatitis B) and HCV (Hepatitis C) viruses. “Checkpoint” provides testing for the above diseases free of charge, anonymously and rapidly, along with counselling for sexual health matters.

These fixed facilities are an initiative of the Association of People Living with HIV in Greece “Positive Voice” and have been operating in Athens since 2012 and in Thessaloniki since 2014. Since 2015, they have received the Best Practice recognition by the World Health Organisation in its annual report, while in 2018 they received the same recognition from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) as well. Aiming at reducing the percentages of late diagnosis of HIV in Greece, “Positive Voice”, with the support of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, will introduce an innovative tool to the “Checkpoint” services provided. This tool will be a “voluntary-assisted partner notification system” and will provide the beneficiaries of the “Checkpoints” with the ability to notify their partners anonymously so that they can be tested.

Positive Voice is a non-profit association aiming at ensuring best prevention and provision of information practices, healthcare services and social care for HIV positive individuals and HIV vulnerable social groups. Moreover, it is also working toward social acceptance, solidarity and support of these groups, in order to combat the violations of their dignity and human rights.

  • In 2019, a total of 21,214 tests were performed for HIV, HBV (Hepatitis B) and HCV (Hepatitis C).
  • In the last four years, 1 in 4 new diagnoses of HIV in Greece has been recorded at “Checkpoint”.

GRANTS

SOCIAL WELFARE & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Upgrade of the National Health System Programme

Grant of University Scholarship

Paediatric Surgery Clinic, University General Hospital “ATTIKON”

Support of the Operation of the Child Safety Care Unit – “Sophie Varvitsioti”, Athens General Children’s Hospital “P. & A. Kyriakou”

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children - ELIZA  

Initiative “Never Alone - Building our future with children and youth arriving in Europe”

European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM)

Ενίσχυση Λειτουργίας

HOPEgenesis 

Creation of Stray Companion Animals Shelter

Paros Animal Welfare Society - “PAWS”

“Epikentro” Multi-Purpose Venue for Action and Change

THALES II Programme: “Mapping and Evaluation of Greek Non-Profit Organizations”

University of the Peloponnese - Department of Political Science and International Relations 

Support of the “Incubator” programme

Higher Incubator Giving Growth and Sustainability (HIGGS) 

Olympic Preparation Scholarship Programme 2019

Prevention and Examination Centres “Checkpoint”

Positive Voice

Documentary: “Container”

WHITE HIGHLANDS LLC / DAPHNE MATZIARAKI 

E-book: Αssessment of accessibility of the School of Information and Communication Technologies of the Department of Informatics of the University of Piraeus

Career Sign

PROGRAMME: “Points of Support”

“Building Bridges of Cooperation”

Association of Parents, Guardians and Friends of People with Autism of the Prefecture of Rethymno 

PROGRAMME: “Points of Support”

Summer Camps for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

EPILOGI KOINSEP 

Management of mourning and loss by people with mental disability

KOINSEP Puzzle

PROGRAMME: “Points of Support”

Second Round of the "Collaborating for Health" Programme

PROGRAMME: “Collaborating for Health”

Legal Support for individuals living with HIV/AIDS

Centre for Life

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