Euro Health Group conducted a review for WHO Regional Office for Europe. of available data and publications related to the disruption of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and hepatitis services during the COVID-19 pandemic in the WHO European Region.
The COVID-19 pandemic seriously affected the lives of people around the world and hampered many essential health services. The interventions required to control COVID-19 and re-direction of health resources disrupted the prevention, treatment and care for people affected by HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis and threaten the continuous progress towards elimination goals.
Multiple surveys have been conducted and data collected to assess the level of disruption of HIV, STI and hepatitis services in the WHO European Region by various organizations since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. It is important to analyze and consolidate the information generated by these multiple surveys and other publications which complement each other, to provide a comprehensive analysis of the situation nearly 18 months after the beginning of the pandemic.