Awareness raising and treatment

The H-TEAM raises awareness among men who have sex with men of the importance of HIV testing quickly after they were put at risk, and of fast treatment if an HIV infection is found. We also alert men who have sex with men of the symptoms that could indicate an acute HIV infection. We do this by running awareness raising campaigns.

 

The H-TEAM uses a special device to immediately identify acute infections so that treatment can be started in this crucial phase of the infection. HIV can be detected earlier using this testing device than by the standard combination tests. In the case of a positive result, men can visit a HIV practitioner in Amsterdam immediately, thanks to a special fast-track trajectory.

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Goal Awareness raising and treatment:

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Why?

To stop the HIV epidemic in Amsterdam, it is important that people know their HIV status and access treatment in time. This is better for people’s personal health and also prevents further transmissions.

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How?

The H-TEAM raised awareness of the symptoms of an acute HIV infection among men who have sex with men via a publicity campaign, including the new www.hebikhiv.nl website. Men can also complete a Symptoms Check on the site.

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Results

To date X men have been tested using the rapid method. Of them, X had an acute HIV infection. Besides tracing HIV infections, spreading knowledge of the symptoms of acute HIV infections is important.

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Team

  • Arjan van Bijnen
    Arjan van Bijnen

    Member
    Soa Aids Nederland

  • Fred Verdult
    Fred Verdult

    Member
    Hiv Vereniging Nederland

  • Dr. U. Davidovich
    Dr. U. Davidovich

    Project Leader
    GGD

  • Godelieve de Bree
    Godelieve de Bree

    Member
    AMC/AIGHD

  • Wim Zuilhof
    Wim Zuilhof

    Project Leader
    Soa Aids Nederland

 Contact

AMPrEP- team
amprep@ggd.amsterdam.nl

Read more about PrEP:

trialregister – mantotman – men.prepfacts (ENG) –
hteam – prepnu – soaaids