SHiPP - Swiss HepFree Prisons Project

Prisons are a risk setting for viral hepatitis, and the prevalence of hepatitis B and C among inmates is higher than in the general population.

The project " Viral hepatitis and HIV: prevention, clarification and treatment in Swiss prisons" pursues an approach of testing and treatment of hepatitis B and C and other infectious diseases such as HIV or sexually transmitted infections. In a pilot phase, 5 to 10 prisons of various sizes and in different parts of the country are being sought to offer their prisoners hepatitis B and C testing and provide access to treatment.