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 2015 onwards, please contact

No association between use of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, etravirine, or integrase-strand transfer inhibitors and acquisition or severe outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection in people with HIV in the Netherlands
Verburgh ML, van der Valk M, Rijnders BJA, Reiss P, Wit FWNM
AIDS. 2023 Jul 15;37(9):1481-1486. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003577. Epub 2023 Apr 13.

No evidence of rapid reversibility of tenofovir alafenamide and/or integrase strand transfer inhibitor-associated weight gain
Verburgh ML, Wit FWNM, Boyd A, Reiss P, Van der Valk M
AIDS. 2023 Jul 11. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003654. Online ahead of print.

Outcomes of bariatric surgery in people with HIV: a retrospective analysis from ATHENA cohort
Zino L, Wit F, Rokx C, den Hollander JG, van der Valk M, Richel O, Burger DM, Colbers A​​​​​​​
Clin Infect Dis. 2023 Jul 1;ciad404. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciad404. Online ahead of print.

COVID-19 in people with HIV in the Netherlands, the ATHENA cohort study
Wit FWNM, Reiss P, Rijnders B, Rokx C, Roukens A, Brinkman K, Van der Valk M​​​​​​​
AIDS. 2023 May 19. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003597. Online ahead of print.

Adoption is not associated with immunological and virological outcomes in children with perinatally acquired HIV infection in the Netherlands
Van Den Hof M, Smit C. Fraaij PLA, Wolfs TFW, Geelen SPM, Scherpbier HJ, Schölvinck EH, Van Aerde K, Reiss P, Wit FWNM, Pajkrt D, on behalf of the ATHENA cohort study group ​​​​​​​
PLoS One. 2023 May 4;18(5):e0284395. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0284395. eCollection 2023.​​​​​​​