HIV infections and STI co-infections in men who have sex with men in Belgium: sustained increase in HIV diagnoses.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

Peer reviewed scientific article



Belgium is currently experiencing an upward trend in the number of new HIV diagnoses characterised by a continuous increase in the number of cases among men who have sex with men (MSM). Based on surveillance data, in the past decade the yearly number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in MSM increased more than threefold, from 101 cases diagnosed in 1999 to 332 cases in 2008. During this period, the majority of new HIV infections in MSM were diagnosed among Belgian citizens (72%), followed by other European nationalities (13%). The increase in HIV diagnoses does not reflect an increase in HIV tes…

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