Acute hepatitis C in the Netherlands: characteristics of the epidemic in 2014

Sebastiaan J. Hullegie, G.E.L. van den Berk, E.M.S. Leyten, J.E. Arends, F.N. Lauw, J.T.M. van der Meer, Dirk Posthouwer, A. van Eeden, P.P. Koopmans, C. Richter, M.E.E. van Kasteren, F.P. Kroon, W.F.W. Bierman, P.H.P. Groeneveld, K.D. Lettinga, R. Soetekouw, E.J.G. Peters, D.W.M. Verhagen, A.I. van Sighem, M.A.A. ClaassenB.J.A. Rijnders

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209.e1–209.e3
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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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., Posthouwer, D., van Eeden, A., Koopmans, P. P., Richter, C., van Kasteren, M. E. E., Kroon, F. P., Bierman, W. F. W., Groeneveld, P. H. P., Lettinga, K. D., Soetekouw, R., Peters, E. J. G., Verhagen, D. W. M., van Sighem, A. I., ... Rijnders, B. J. A. (2016). Acute hepatitis C in the Netherlands: characteristics of the epidemic in 2014. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 22, 209.e1–209.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2015.10.012