A general introduction is presented in chapter 1. The Rotterdam cohort study (ROHOCO) took place from February 1999 to January 2002 at the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) clinic of the department of Dermatology and Venereology of the Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The aim of our study was to monitor the cumulative incidence of STDs and HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM) and to longitudinally investigate the associated behavioural changes during the three-year cohort study. Apart from behavioural aspects, highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) treatment beliefs as well as determinants of health, knowledge of transmission of HIV and STDs, perceived severity of different STDs and HIV infection and perceived susceptibility to certain STDs and HIV infection were compiled in order to examine associations with the cumulative incidence of STDs and HIV infection.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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