Globally, 325 million people live with hepatitis, one of the most neglected diseases. On World Hepatitis Day 2022, the TherVacB project coordinator, Prof. Ulrike Protzer, joins the collective voices from across the world to raise awareness about Hepatitis B (HBV) and...
Get your one-off screening for hepatitis B from your GP in Germany
Hepatitis B can be treated well at an early stage, hepatitis C can even be cured. In Germany, like in other countries and regions of the world, many people affected are unaware of their infection. Since 1st October 2021, people living in Germany are now entitled to a one-off screening from the age of 35 at no extra cost carried out by their GP. In order to detect and treat infections with hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses as early as possible, screening for both viruses in the health check-up for people with statutory health insurance as a health insurance benefit as of 1st October. The guidelines of the German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases tell doctors what they should pay attention to in screening, diagnosis and therapy. Brand new recommendations on hepatitis B virus infections are now included due to TherVacB scientists Prof. Markus Cornberg (Hannover Medical School, Germany) and Prof. Ulrike Protzer (Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Germany) and other experts.
- In its ninth year, European Testing Week continues to encourage partner organisations in community, health care and policy in Europe to join forces this autumn to increase integrated testing efforts & promote awareness on the benefits of hepatitis and HIV testing.
- European Testing Week supports testing activities throughout the year: To find out where you can have a test for HIV, hepatitis or other sexually transmitted infections use the European Test Finder. Hundreds of testing services for viral hepatitis, HIV and STIs are registered.
- Find out more about the campaign on their website here.