Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels opened its new multidisciplinary consulting center for infectious diseases on Thursday. The MIA (Infectious Diseases) Center Andoningen will receive patients from October 16.
It is the new dedicated patient care space for general infectious disease consultations, STI screening and management, Immunostart (preparation for immunosuppression) consultations, HIV management and monitoring, complex TB monitoring, or even to equipan HIV preventive treatment, given to HIV-negative people who are at risk of contracting HIV.
This new center combines the resources and expertise available in various existing clinics: Setem It is the country’s reference center for HIV/AIDS, in addition to S clinicwhich provides specialized consultations on sexually transmitted diseases and finally Elissa Centerspecializes in screening for HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and infections.
Before their merger, these three centers provided 21,500 consultations annually. MIA occupies a renovated building in the inner courtyard of the hospital, on the site of the former Cetim Hospital. According to the Director General of Saint-Pierre University, Philippe Leroy, the realization of the project mobilized 2.5 million euros, half of which was financed by private funds and the other half by donations and sponsorship. Thus, the GBL Group allocated 600 thousand euros to it, and the rest of the donations came from the Saint-Pierre Foundation.