Question: Is HIV common in Netherlands?

Estimations of the HIV prevalence by risk group in the Netherlands are from 2012 and yielded the following results: MSM 8.3% (6.1-11.3), migrants from sub Saharan Africa 2.3% (1.9-2.9), and migrants from the Caribbean 0.3% (0.2-0.4). The estimated HIV infection prevalence for the total population is 0.2%.

Is there HIV in Netherlands?

According to the HIV Monitoring Foundation, there are currently about 23,300 people living with HIV in the Netherlands. The majority of this group are in treatment, and many of whom have suppressed the virus. So their life expectancy is good and it is getting harder for the virus to spread between individuals.

Is HIV treatment free in the Netherlands?

The care and treatment of HIV is included in the basic health insurance policy everyone in the Netherlands is obliged to take out. No one can be excluded from this. People with HIV are treated at one of the 27 hospitals in the Netherlands, which have internists and nurses specialised in HIV.

What country has the worst HIV?

In absolute numbers, South Africa (7.2 million), followed by Mozambique (2.2 million), India (2.1 million) and Nigeria (1.8 million) had the highest HIV/AIDS number of cases by the end of 2019.

How do I get tested for STDS in the Netherlands?

You can get yourself tested at your GPs office or at an STI Outpatient Clinic.

Are STD tests free in Amsterdam?

At the GGD you can have a free STI test/std test. In most regions, such as the region Amsterdam, the region Utrecht and the Den Bosch region, this is only possible if you belong to one of the at-risk groups.

Why is it called COVID-19?

This name was chosen because the virus is genetically related to the coronavirus responsible for the SARS outbreak of 2003. While related, the two viruses are different.

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