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 organizations and parties involved in the prevention and treatment of HIV in Amsterdam, including the target groups. Together we are working on a future with no new HIV infections.
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 that 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.
The H-TEAM’s goal is a future with no new HIV infections.
We will achieve this through:
- Targeted prevention
The sooner we can prevent new HIV infections, especially in high-risk groups, the sooner we can halt the epidemic.
- 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 between all involved parties and focused interventions, could drastically reduce the number of new HIV infections. Read more