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Congratulations, Peter Verhoeven!

We’d like to give a huge congratulations to Peter Verhoeven on his appointment as Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau, a Dutch order of chivalry for people who have rendered outstanding service to society. Peter was nominated for his incredible work in supporting people affected by vasculitis, which includes his leading role in the Vasculitis Stichting (The Netherlands) and the foundation of Vasculitis International, two vasculitis patient organisations we work closely with.

To learn more about Peter’s work in vasculitis, visit or

Discover the facts and figures about ANCA-associated vasculitis

Join our #StrengthInNumbers social media campaign created for Rare Disease Day - read and share the poster to raise awareness of AAV. For more information visit our Facebook page #MyANCAvasculitis
Click here to view the poster

Rare Revolution Magazine

Check out the May edition of Rare Revolution Magazine – dedicated exclusively to ANCA-associated vasculitis, with a spotlight on our See Me. Hear Me initiative… Read more

EN patient brochure
EN patient brochure

This website is designed to help empower anyone living with, or affected by, ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV).

The website contains:

  • Information on the disease, how it is diagnosed and what treatments are available, as well as a section on living with AAV
  • Tools that will help you monitor your condition and discuss your condition with your doctor
  • First-hand videos an insights from people currently living with AAV
  • Tips for carers to overcome the challenges they may face
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What is AAV?

Find out about AAV, including information on the different types and possible causes

AAV MPA patient, Jeremy AAV MPA patient, Jeremy


Read about how AAV is diagnosed and understand the tests your doctor may carry out

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& self-care

Discover the treatments you may receive for AAV and how they work, as well as how to self-care

AAV GPA patient, John AAV GPA patient, John

Living with AAV

Explore our tips on living with AAV for patients

AAV EPGA patient, Iva, and her carer, Birgitta AAV EPGA patient, Iva, and her carer, Birgitta

I’m a carer

Information for anyone caring for a friend or family member with AAV

AAV patient association group representatives were involved at every step of the development of the creative initiative and even helped to choose its name SEE ME. HEAR ME and the accompanying artwork from a series of designs created by Shanali – an artist, rheumatologist, and vasculitis patient.

SEE ME. HEAR ME forms part of Vifor Pharma’s mission to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases lead better, healthier lives.

Co-created with Patient Association Groups from across Europe, SEE ME. HEAR ME seeks to empower people with AAV and their carers in feeling understood, seen and heard.

Watch the video to learn more.

AAV banner urging patients to stay up to date on the Covid-19 situation
AAV banner urging patients to stay up to date on the Covid-19 situation