Within the Dutch Acute HCV in HIV Study, a surveillance system was initiated to estimate the incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in 2014. Following the Dutch HIV treatment guidelines, HIV-positive men having sex with men (MSM) in 19 participating centers were screened. Ninety-nine acute HCV infections were reported, which resulted in a mean incidence of 11 per 1000 patient-years of follow-up. Unfortunately, the HCV epidemic among Dutch HIV-positive MSM is not coming to a halt.

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Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Department of Internal Medicine

Hullegie, S., van den Berk, G., Leyten, E., Arends, J., Lauw, F., van der Meer, J. T. M., … Rijnders, B. (2015). Acute hepatitis C in the Netherlands: Characteristics of the epidemic in 2014. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 22(2), 209.e1–209.e3. doi:10.1016/j.cmi.2015.10.012