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HBV-HCV-HIV: Three different and serious threats for European young people. A Network to study and to face these challenges in the EU

Eastern European Countries have some of the fastest growing rates of HBV, HCV and HIV/AIDS infection in the world, especially among young people aged 15 - 24. The impact is associated with still insufficient public awareness, frequent stigmatization and lack of adequate policy instruments to cope with these diseases.

H-CUBE project provided strong basis for monitoring health determinants in STDs spreading. The general objectives of the project was: to identify and disseminate good practices, contents and tools about Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV training programmes and prevention campaigns aiming to help Public Administrations and NGOs in the EU, particularly in Italy, Romania, Greece, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Cyprus, Malta and Lithuania. Project Partners organised, targeted on local needs, training courses for health care personnel directly involved in treatments and support services.

The training courses helped parents to become more aware on these specific infectious diseases issues, to be able to give detailed information to their children. Additionally, prevention campaigns in all meeting venues (schools, discos, pubs, bars, sport centres, etc) for young people, the population most at risk of infection, was organised in the participating countries. In addition, the prevention material was distributed also among people working with young people in conditions that could be at risk of infection as dentists, tattoos artists, beauticians and hairdressers.

For more information please visit HCUBE official website:

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