Hepatitis B and C

Hepatitis B and C

Project Period
Jan 2017-June 2019


1. To systematically extract information on hepatitis C testing, specifically where testing can take place and who can administer a test, in the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region;
2. To pilot the definition of late presentation of chronic viral hepatitis for medical care in select European countries;
3. To raise awareness about viral hepatitis testing, coinfection with HIV by leveraging events like World AIDS Day (1 Dec) and World Hepatitis Day (28 July); and
4. To contribute to scientific events and publications on these issues in addition to those led by the HIV in Europe initiative.

European consensus working group on late presentation for Viral Hepatitis Care. Late presentation of chronic viral hepatitis for medical care: a consensus definition.

Mauss S, Pol S, Buti M, Duffell E, Gore C, Lazarus JV, der Grient HL, Lundgren J, Mozalevskis A, Raben D, Schatz E, Wiktor S, Rockstroh JK;
BMC Med. 2017 May 3;15(1):92.

Are the testing needs of key European populations affected by hepatitis B and C being addressed? A scoping review of testing studies in Europe.

Lazarus JV, Sperle I, Spina A, Rockstroh JK. 
CMJ, Nov 2016;57:442-56.

A systematic review of hepatitis B and C testing in the countries of the WHO European Region [Oral presentation].

Lazarus JV, Sperle I, Rockstroh JK, Spina A, Wiessing L
The International Liver Congress 2015, European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), Vienna, Austria, 22-26 April 2015.
Journal of Hepatology, 2015;62: S256.

Main Partners
European Association for the Study of the Liver, EASL
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, ECDC
European Liver Patients’ Association, ELPA
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, EMCDDA
Hepatitis B and C Public Policy Association
Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board, VHPB
WHO Europe and WHO HQ
World Hepatitis Alliance