Eurosurveillance publishes systematic review on Hepatitis B and C prevalence in the EU/EEA

30 July 2019

Article: 53/3005

systematic review on Hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) prevalence and incidence in key population groups with multiple risk factors in the EU/EEA, was published by Eurosurveillance on 25 July 2019. The review compiled evidence on HBV/HCV infection prevalence and incidence in people living with HIV (PLHIV) and people in prison in EU/EEA countries. This was compared with estimates from the general population in order to assess the extent of risk and prevalence that these groups have of HBV and HCV infection.

The review reports that estimates of HBV infection prevalence were higher for PLHIV than those reported for the general population in every country for which data were available. The highest estimates were from Romania and Greece, which are among EU/EEA countries with the highest HBV infection prevalence among the general population.

Source: Eurosurveillance, 25 July 2019