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Table 2 Socio-demographic and clinical data of asymptomatic cases starting from 2011 until end of June 2017

From: Lymphogranuloma venereum is on the rise in Belgium among HIV negative men who have sex with men: surveillance data from 2011 until the end of June 2017

  2011 n(%) 2012 n(%) 2013 n(%) 2014 n(%) 2015 n(%) 2016 n(%) S1 2017 n(%) TOTAL
Number of asymptomatic LGV cases 0 1 3 0 4 9 6 23
Gender 23/23 known
 Male or Trans female 0 1 3 0 3 9 6 22 (96%)
 Female 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 (4%)
Transmission of all men 22/22 knowna
 MSM 0 1 3 0 3 9 6 22 (100%)
 HETERO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0%)
Age scale 22/22 knowna
 31–40 0 1 1 0 0 4 3 9 (41%)
 41–50 0 0 2 0 1 4 3 10 (45%)
 51–60 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 (14%)
Geographical location in Belgium 22/22 knowna
 Living in Flemish region 0 1 2 0 3 7 5 18 (82%)
 Living in French region 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 (14%)
 Living in the capital region 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 (4%)
Kind of Sample 22/22 knowna
 Anorectal 0 1 3 0 3 8 6 21 (95%)
 Urine 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 (5%)
HIV Status 22/22 knowna
 Positive 0 1 3 0 2 5 3 14 (64%)
 Negative 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 8 (36%)
Co-infections other than HIV 21/22 knowna
 None 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 (24%)
 Only one 0 0 2 0 1 5 2 10 (48%)
 Two or more 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 6 (29%)
 Gonorrhea 0 1 2 0 0 6 1 10 (48%)
 Syphilis 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 6 (29%)
 Chlamydia A-K 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 (10%)
 Hepatitis B 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 (5%)
Mycoplasma genitalium 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 (14%)
  1. % removing unknowns – deviations from 100% can be due to rounding
  2. S Six-monthly period
  3. aonly male cases are presented here