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.

Acute hepatitis C, Epidemiology, HIV, Incidence, MSM
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2015.10.012, hdl.handle.net/1765/82959
Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Department of Internal Medicine

Hullegie, S.J, van den Berk, G.E.L, Leyten, E.M.S, Arends, J.E, Lauw, F.N, van der Meer, J.T.M, … Rijnders, B.J.A. (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