Determinants of Sexually Transmitted Infections
These data are collected through the clinician sentinel network for the surveillance of determinants associated with STIs. This network isn't suited to follow the evolution of the number of cases of the predominant STIs, but it is well suited to describe the factors influencing the STI transmission. Epidemiological trends of the predominant STIs are described in the Epistat Dashboard. Read More.
How To Use?
These 6 graphs are dynamically linked together. You can explore the data by selecting categories on the graphs. On horizontal bar charts, click on the rectangles or the label if the rectangle is too narrow. On pie charts, click on the section or on the labels. On vertical barcharts, select a data range by clicking and dragging from start to end. You can reset all selections by clicking on "Reset" on the top of each chart. When a category is selected, a filter is applied immediately and the other graphs will adapt to show only what you selected. This allows you for example to explore different age categories for different infections or to compare the most used "Consultation Motives" between women and men etc.
These data are collected through the clinician sentinel network for the surveillance of STIs. The Unit Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases of the Sciensano coordinates this network since October 2000. The participating medical doctors are gynaecologists, dermatologists, general practitioners, internists, urologists and practitioners of centers for sexual education and family planning, STI clinics and medical student centers. The registration is done on a voluntary basis. The goal of this surveillance is to describe the characteristics of the patients having acquired a STI and the risk related to the transmission.
This network is not appropriate to follow the evolution of the number of cases of sexually transmitted infections in Belgium. For this, you should consult data gathered from the sentinel laboratory network in the Epistat Dashboard section of this website.