Understanding Reasons for HIV Late Diagnosis: A Qualitative Study Among HIV-Positive Individuals in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

by Bedert, M., Davidovich, U., de Bree, G. et al.

In 2019, in Netherlands, 48% of people newly diagnosed with HIV were considered late diagnoses. Epidemiological data from the Netherlands show that people who are diagnosed late constitute a highly diverse group, including heterosexual men and women, as well as those who perceive themselves as belonging to an older generation of men who have sex with men (MSM).

The study looks for the reasons why the late diagnosis is such a prominent case in Netherlands

  • Western Europe
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Social issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Testing and counselling
  • (Undocumented) Migrants
  • Gay men and other MSM
  • General public
  • Migrants
  • People living with HIV (PLHIV)
  • Women

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