Recent publications

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Latest scientific publications

Here is a list of the latest scientific publications published by the clinical research groups connected to ATHENA/SHM. For publications from 1996 onwards, please contact

Many but small HIV-1 non-B transmission chains in the Netherlands
Bezemer D, Blenkinsop A, Hall M, van Sighem A, Cornelissen M, Wessels E, van Kampen J, van de Laar T, Reiss P, Fraser C, Ratmann O.
AIDS. 2022 Jan 1;36(1):83-94. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003074

Low HCV-viremia prevalence yet continued barriers to direct-acting antiviral treatment in people living with HIV in the Netherlands 
Isfordink CJ, Smit C, Boyd A, de Regt MJA, Rijnders BJA, van Crevel R, Ackens RP, Reiss P, Arends JE, van der Valk M, ATHENA observational cohort.
AIDS. 2022 Jan 6. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003159. Online ahead of print

Estimating the potential to prevent locally acquired HIV infections in a UNAIDS Fast-Track City, Amsterdam
Blenkinsop A, Monod M, van Sighem A, Pantazis N, Bezemer D, Op de Coul E, van de Laar T, Fraser C, Prins M, Reiss P, de Bree GJ, Ratmann O.
Elife. 2022 Aug 3;11:e76487. doi: 10.7554/eLife.76487. Online ahead of print.​

Recent Abacavir use and Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Contemporary Treated People Living with HIV (PLWH)
Jaschinski N, Greenberg L, Neesgaard B, Miró JM, Grabmeier-Pfistershammer K, Wandeler G, Smith C, De Wit S, Wit F, Pelchen-Matthews A, Mussini C, Castagna A, Pradier C, Monforte A, Vehreschild J, Sönnerborg A, Volny Anne A, Carr A, Bansi-Matharu L, Lundgren J, Garges H, Rogatto F, Zangerle R, Günthard HF, Rasmussen LD, Nescoi C, Van Der Valk M, Menozzi M, Muccini C, Mocroft A, Peters L, Ryom L, RESPOND Study Group.
AIDS: August 24, 2022 - Volume - Issue - 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003373

A highly virulent variant of HIV-1 circulating in the Netherlands
Wymant C, Bezemer D, Blanquart F, Ferretti L, Gall A, Hall M, Golubchik T, Bakker M, Ong SH, Zhao L, Bonsall D, de Cesare M, MacIntyre-Cockett G, Abeler-Dörner L, Albert J, Bannert N,  Fellay J, Grabowski MK, Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer B, Günthard HF, Kivelä P, Kouyos RD, Laeyendecker O, Meyer L, Porter K, Ristola M, van Sighem A, Berkhout B, Kellam P, Cornelissen M, Reiss P, Fraser C, Netherlands ATHENA HIV Observational Cohort; BEEHIVE Collaboration.​​​​​​​
Science. 2022 Feb 4;375(6580):540-545. doi: 10.1126/science.abk1688. Epub 2022 Feb 3.​​​​​​​