Hepatitis, particurlarly coinfection with HIV

Objective

  1. To systematically review the situation with regards to hepatitis testing, including patient, provider and external barriers, across the WHO European Region and a study to look specifically at HIV/hepatitis testing linkages based on the initial review and other inputs until the end of 2013;
  2. To raise awareness about hepatitis testing, coinfection with HIV by leveraging events like World AIDS Day (1 Dec) and World Hepatitis Day (28 July); and
  3. To contribute to scientific events and publications on these issues.

To initiate and formalise collaboration with hepatitis organisations including the Hepatitis B and C Public Policy Association, the World Hepatitis Alliance, the European Liver Patients Association WHO Europe and WHO HQ (noting that the ECDC and EMCDDA are already part of this proposal).