National HIV/Sexually Transmitted Diseases reference laboratory
Although we analysed more tests compared to 2013, the downward trend in new HIV cases continues.
(200 in 2012)
59 new cases of Lymphogranuloma venereum (special type of Chlamydia)
(45 in 2012)
Aids Reference Centre
HIV/AIDS patients are regularly followed-up and receive multi-discplinary care:
Offers low-threshold consultations for sexual health to vulnerable people and high-risk groups
Priority target groups (Some visitors belong to several target groups):
Swab2Know is a pilot research project which makes HIV testing as accessible as possible for high-risk groups, such as homosexual men with casual sex partners and migrants from areas in which HIV/AIDS is endemic. Our researchers distribute oral fluid tests on locations like bars and during community activities and high-risk groups can order oral fluid tests online via our website swab2know.be.
The project is financially supported by the city of Antwerp in collaboration with Sensoa and Boysproject.