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HIV in Europe started in Brussels in 2007 with a pan-European conference entitled “HIV in Europe 2007: Working together for optimal testing and earlier care". The conference gathered more than 300 key European stakeholders in HIV from the Europe WHO region, including advocates, clinicians and public health professionals. In November 2009, a Follow-Up meeting in Stockholm was held under the Swedish Presidency of the European Union.

The initiative provides a European platform for exchange and activities to improve early diagnosis and care of people living with HIV and viral hepatitis across Europe. Directed by an extensive and independent group of experts with representation from civil society, policy makers, health professionals and European public health institutions, the initiative is truly a multi-disciplinary and pan-European collaboration. 

HIV in Europe is an initiative formed to inform policy-making/implementation, knowledge sharing, and to improve the evidence base on important issues related to earlier HIV testing and care. It is unique in its collaboration between stakeholders from both clinical, advocacy and public health policy levels, who all share the common objective of ensuring that people living with HIV and viral hepatitis enter care earlier in the course of their infection.


The HIV in Europe initiative has received unrestricted funding from Gilead Sciences, Merck, Tibotec, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, and ViiV Healthcare. The operational procedures within the initiative include the following, to maintain the autonomy of the initiative: the Steering Committee is the governing body on which sponsors have no representation, data, records, reports, intellectual property rights and know-how generated as result of the initiative shall be deemed vested in and the property of the Steering Committee, represented by AIDS Fonds Netherlands and CHIP, Rigshospitalet. CHIP has received funding from the European Union for the OptTEST project, within the framework of the Second 1 Health Programme (2008–-2013), and the Danish National Research Foundation (grant number 2 DNRF126).

Coordinating Centre, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen

Policy Secretariat, EATG

Financial Administration, AIDS Fonds Netherlands.


The HIV in Europe initiative will continue to work for a strengtened collaboration in order to improve the evidence base to address important issues around earlier testing and optimal care and to find ways to share knowledge and experiences across European borders. 

 New EU project
Friday, September 01, 2017

CHIP will be the coordinator for the new EU funded Joint Action INTEGRATE. The launch of INTEGRATE will happen in Brussels 19 September 2017 where the EU commissioner for Food and Health will participate.
Read more here

 Late presentation of chronic viral hepatitis for medical care: a consensus definition
Monday, May 08, 2017

New publication! Late presentation of chronic viral hepatitis for medical care: a consensus definition. Read the full article here.

 Two-day short course on Introduction to Cost-effectiveness Analysis for Infectious Diseases at UCL
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Don't miss out! Join a two-day short course on Introduction to Cost-effectiveness Analysis for Infectious Diseases at UCL. The course takes place on 28 and 29 September 2017. Read more here.

 Evaluation of the HepHIV 2017 Conference
Monday, April 03, 2017

The evaluation report from the HepHIV conference is now available. You can access it here.

 The HIV in Europe 2016 Annual Report is now available!
Monday, April 03, 2017

You can now read about our 2016 projects, activities and achievements in our annual report. Find it here.

 New report: The HIV in Europe initiative - the first 10 years
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2017 marks 10 years of HIV in Europe - read about the 10 years of working with different stakeholders to promote earlier testing and care in our new report

 HepHIV 2017 Malta Conference
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HepHIV 2017 Conference is now taking place in Malta (31 January - 2 February 2017). See full programme here. You can also follow news and updates on Twitter by following the conference hashtag #HepHIV2017


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