SHM presents at IWHOD 2012

05 April 2012

At the 16th International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases (IWHOD), held from 29 to 31 March 2012 in Athens, Greece, researchers from Stichting HIV Monitoring (SHM) presented new research findings with oral and poster presentations.

On behalf of the Hepatitis C Working Group from COHERE, SHM’s Colette Smit gave a presentation on the findings of a study on the effect of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment on the risk of mortality in patients with HIV and HCV co-infection. Results of this study show that treatment of HCV has been associated with a decrease in CD4 cells, but not with an increased risk of mortality. 

Studies presented during IWHOD include:


  • Effect of hepatitis C treatment on the risk of death in HIV/HCV co-infected patients; European Cohort Collaboration (COHERE) in EuroCoord.
    Colette Smit, on behalf of the HCV working group of the Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological Research in Europe (COHERE) in EuroCoord


  • CD4 cell count changes following acute HCV infection in chronically HIV infected patients. Luuk Gras
  • Delayed entry into care after HIV diagnosis in Curacao. Ard van Sighem
  • HIV-1 transmission networks in Curacao. Daniela Bezemer

Click here to view the posters