A unique collaboration and a unique approach

The number of people living with HIV in Amsterdam is relatively high. Furthermore, despite all the interventions currently available, new HIV infections continue to occur and people with an HIV infection often still enter care at a late stage of infection. The H-TEAM was set up to change this situation. The H-TEAM is a unique collaboration between all the organisations and parties involved in the prevention and treatment of HIV in Amsterdam, including the target groups.

Unique approach

The H-TEAM combines various innovative interventions to prevent transmission of the virus by promoting prevention, earlier HIV testing and immediate treatment of infections. In addition, the H-TEAM specifically targets higher-risk groups such as men who have sex with men and people from regions with a high prevalence of HIV. The H-TEAM originated and was launched in Amsterdam, and represents a city-focused approach to the HIV epidemic. The H-TEAM works closely with various other large cities and, where possible, strives to ensure the H-TEAM campaigns reach a nationwide audience. This targeted approach places the H-TEAM initiative on the frontline of the global fight against HIV.

Goals

The H-TEAM’s goal is a future with no new HIV infections.

We will achieve this through:

  1. Targeted prevention
    The sooner we can prevent  new HIV infections, especially in high-risk groups, the sooner we can halt the epidemic.
  2. Rapid detection and treatment
    Early, or earlier, detection and start of treatment will help to maintain the health of people with an HIV infection and reduce the risk of HIV transmission.

The H-TEAM cornerstones

The H-TEAM is based on 5 cornerstones that, through a unique combination of targeted collaboration and focussed interventions, should drastically reduce the number of new HIV infections. Read more