The importance of ITM in HIV and AIDS research cannot be overestimated. It is thanks to ITM that this disease was recognised as an African heterosexual disease that affects poor people.

Many of the foundations of worldwide research on AIDS and the HIV virus were laid in Antwerp. What’s more, the ITM has been a medical services provider and a taboo-breaking champion of HIV-infected people in Belgium for decades. 

We have a strong commitment to HIV/AIDS research in the areas of virology, epidemiology, prevention, education, diagnosis, therapy and social issues.