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“Get tested for free against viral hepatitis.” Screenings are carried out the 28th July on the forecourt of Luxembourg Station from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the DIMPS van.
World Hepatitis Day is a reminder of the existence of silent viral infections, which, if left untreated, can lead to cirrhosis of the liver.
A mobile service
The DIMPS is a free anonymous mobile rapid counselling and screening service for HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis, provided by the HIV Berodung service in collaboration with the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg and the Ministry of Health, with the support of Stop AidsNow/Acces. It makes it possible to reach out to people with difficult access to conventional health services.
The DIMPS service is for:
The offer includes:
It is intended for people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C, as well as their family and those around them. The goal is to stabilize the person so that he or she can adapt to changes, rebuild a positive self-image, redefine projects and perspectives, as well as adhere to treatment and take care of his or her health.
The social workers of the service accompany people undergoing treatment through various steps to access care. They also help restore a stable social situation (income applications, house-hunting or debt management), provide information on a person’s rights and, if necessary, refer them to other specialized services (psychological care, social, information).
It is available to organise adequate medical care, ensure adherence to antiretroviral treatment for HIV or hepatitis C, stabilise the state of health and, if necessary, stabilise addictions and psychological problems.
Finally, the HIV Berodung service provides special housing for people in psycho-medico-social distress due to their HIV infection. It functions as transitional home that provides a bridge to autonomy for people who are unable to manage their infection independently.