Development of the ECDC Testing Guidance for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV



Call for HIV and hepatitis testing good practices examples
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is seeking to collect good practices for HBV, HCV and HIV testing services within the EU/EEA Member States. As part of the process of developing the first European HBV, HCV and HIV testing guidance, it is envisioned to support published evidence with best practice examples as case studies. 

If you work with HIV and/or hepatitis testing, please submit to hie.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk a brief case description of your work in this template. Deadline for case study submission is 16 March 2018.

Project Period
2016-2018

Summary
In 2016, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) commissioned an update to the ECDC guidance on HIV testing: increasing uptake and effectiveness in the European Union published in December 2010 which HIV in Europe was contracted to do. The project runs over three years (2016-2018) and the aim of the update is to develop an evidence-based public health guidance to provide EU/EEA countries with an evidence-based framework to support the further development of integrated national HBV, HCV, and HIV testing policies in the EU/EEA. The integrated guidance will be published in late 2018. 
This work is conducted in a consortium with PHE, SSAT and EATG and draws on a previous the evaluation conducted in 2015-2016. 

Main Partners
L Combs, S Finne Jakobsen, D Raben, CHIP, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
I Veldhuijzen, Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Netherlands
M Dutarte, European AIDS Treatment Group, Brussels, Belgium
A Amato, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Y Yazdanpanah, INSERM, Paris, France
A van Ahee, E Bunge, L Mason, Pallas Health Research and Consultancy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
S Croxford, V Delpech, S Desai, Public Health England, London, United Kingdom
C Rae, M Rayment, A Sullivan, St. Stephen’s AIDS Trust, London, United Kingdom