The European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration (EPPICC) conducts epidemiological research on the prognosis and outcome of HIV-infected pregnant women and children, and children exposed to HIV in utero, across Europe. EPPICC currently consists of 13 studies, including the European Collaborative Study. As the number of children infected with HIV in Europe is relatively small, one network running paediatric trials and cohorts is essential to efficiently answer research questions in this population. EPPICC is part of the HIV in children collaboration, Paediatric European Network for Treatment of AIDS (PENTA).
EPPICC was part of EuroCoord, the collaboration that encompassed all EU-funded cohort studies in the field of HIV (http://www.eurocoord.net). Within EuroCoord, EPPICC was part of the HIV in children collaboration, Paediatric European Network for Treatment of AIDS (PENTA). With EuroCoord having ended in 2015, EPPICC has successfully secured alternative funding to continue its research.
Recent EPPIC publications:
Time to switch to second-line antiretroviral therapy in children with HIV in Europe and Thailand
Collins IJ; European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration (EPPICC) study group in EuroCoord.
Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Sep 26. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix854. [Epub ahead of print]