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VALHUDES: A protocol for validation of human papillomavirus assays and collection devices for HPV testing on self-samples and urine samples.

combined with histological assessment of biopsies. RESULTS: A first VALHUDES study has started in Belgium in December 2017 with enrolment from four colposcopy centres. The following assays are foreseen to be ...

Prevalence of drug use during sex amongst MSM in Europe: Results from a multi-site bio-behavioural survey.

drugs and chemsex drugs. RESULTS: Overall, 1261 (30.0%) participants reported drug use, and 436 of 3706 (11.8%) reported the use of two or more drugs during their last sexual encounter. By drug class, 966 ...

Risk factors for HCV acquisition among HIV-positive MSM in Belgium.

bivariate analysis followed by multiple logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: A total of 52 cases and 90 controls were recruited. In multivariate analysis, douching before anal intercourse [adjusted odds ...

International mobility, sexual behaviour and HIV-related characteristics of men who have sex with men residing in Belgium.

logistic regression. RESULTS: MSM who practiced unprotected anal intercourse UAI during their last sexual encounter abroad were less likely to be living in a large city (OR:0.62, 95% CI:0.45-0,86, p<0.01) and more ...

A venue-based HIV prevalence and behavioural study among men who have sex with men in Antwerp and Ghent, Flanders, Belgium, October 2009 to March 2010.

HIV positive (n=35, five were unaware of their HIV status or self-reported as being HIV negative. One in five respondents were of non-Belgian nationality. The results showed relatively high rates of ...

Surveillance of sexually transmitted infections among persons living with HIV.

have sex with men (MSM). RESULTS: In 2008, 252 HIV patients (250 men, 2 women) were reported with a new STI episode. Sexual orientation was known for 245 men: 241 were MSM, 4 were heterosexual men. In ...

Four sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Belgian general practice: first results (2013-2014) of a nationwide continuing surveillance study.

between SGP-based incidence and incidence based on mandatory notification, missingness of patient age or gender and incompleteness of sexual risk history of patients. RESULTS: 306 new STI episodes were ...

Awareness of hepatitis C infection among men who have sex with men in Flanders, Belgium.

assess awareness of transmission routes and prevention measures for HCV. METHODS: A 37 question online survey was conducted via two well known websites in Belgium for MSM. RESULTS: Out of 333 responders, ...

Assessment of the Roche Linear Array HPV Genotyping Test within the VALGENT framework.

capacity. The Linear Array enables type-specific detection of 37 HPV types. For the purpose of this study, Linear Array results were designated as positive only if one of the 13 hrHPV types also included in ...

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