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

In-country acquisition of HIV-1 non-B infection within the Netherlands is frequent, but results in limited onward transmission
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. 2021 Oct 5. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003074. [Online ahead of print]

Monitoring progress towards the first UNAIDS 90-90-90 target in key populations living with HIV in Norway
Whittaker R, Case KK, Nilsen Ø, Blystad H, Cowan S, Kløvstad H, van Sighem A.
BMC Infectious Diseases volume 20, Article number: 451 (2020)

Risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism in patients with HIV infection: A nationwide cohort study
Rokx C, Borjas Howard JF, Smit C, Wit FW, Pieterman ED, Reiss P, Cannegieter SC, Lijfering WM, Meijer K, Bierman W, Tichelaar V, Rijnders BJA, on behalf of the ATHENA observational HIV cohort.
PLoS Med. 2020 May; 17(5): e1003101.

Decreased time to viral suppression after implementation of targeted testing and immediate initiation of treatment of acute HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam
Dijkstra M, van Rooijen MS, Hillebregt MM, van Sighem A, Smit C, Hogewoning A, Davidovich U, Heijman T, Hoornenborg E, Reiss P, van der Valk M, Prins M, Prins JM, Schim van der Loeff MF, de Bree GJ.
Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 5. pii: ciaa505. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa505. [Epub ahead of print]

Cause‐specific mortality after diagnosis of cancer among HIV‐positive patients: A collaborative analysis of cohort studies
Trickey A, May MT, Gill MJ, Grabar S, Vehreschild J, Wit FWNM, Bonnet F, Cavassini M, Abgrall S, Berenguer J, Wyen C, Reiss P, Grabmeier-Pfistershammer K, Guest JL, Shepherd L, Teira R, d'Arminio Monforte A, Del Amo J, Justice A, Costagliola D, Sterne JAC.
Int J Cancer. 2020 Jun 1;146(11):3134-3146. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32895. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Acute hepatitis C infection among adults with HIV in the Netherlands between 2003 and 2016: a capture-recapture analysis for the 2013 to 2016 period
Boender TS, Op de Coul E, Arends J, Prins M, van der Valk M, van der Meer JTM, van Benthem B, Reiss P, Smit C.    Euro Surveill. 2020 Feb;25(7). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.7.1900450.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis for MSM in the Netherlands: impact on HIV and N. gonorrhoeae transmission and cost-effectiveness
Reitsema M, Van Hoek AJ, Van Der Loeff MS, Hoornenborg E, Van Sighem A, Wallinga J, Van Benthem B, Xiridou M. 
AIDS. 2019 Dec 27. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002469. [Epub ahead of print]

Impact of frequent testing on the transmission of HIV and N. gonorrhoeae among men who have sex with men: a mathematical modelling study
Reitsema M, Heijne J, Visser M, van Sighem A, Schim van der Loeff M, Op de Coul ELM, Bezemer D, Wallinga J, van Benthem BHB, Xiridou M. 
Sex Transm Infect. 2019 Dec 4. pii: sextrans-2018-053943. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2018-053943. [Epub ahead of print]

Parameter estimates for trends and patterns of excess mortality among persons on antiretroviral therapy in high-income European settings
Trickey A, van Sighem A, Stover J, Abgrall S, Grabar S, Bonnet F, Berenguer J, Wyen C, Casabona J, d'Arminio Monforte A, Cavassini M, Del Amo J, Zangerle R, Gill MJ, Obel N, Sterne JAC, May MT.
AIDS. 2019 Dec 15;33 Suppl 3:S271-S281. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002387.

Lower IQ and poorer cognitive profiles in treated perinatally HIV-infected children is irrespective of having a background of international adoption
Van den Hof M, Ter Haar AM, Scherpbier HJ, Reiss P, Wit FWNM, Oostrom KJ, Pajkrt D
PLoS One. 2019 Dec 5;14(12):e0224930. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224930. eCollection 2019.

Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in HIV late presenters starting integrase inhibitor containing antiretroviral therapy
Wijting IEA, Wit FWNM, Rokx C, Leyten EMS, Lowe SH, Brinkman K, Bierman WFW, van Kasteren MEE, Postma AM, Bloemen VCM, Bouchtoubi G, Hoepelman AIM, van der Ende ME, Reiss P, Rijnders BJA; ATHENA national observational HIV cohort.
EClinicalMedicine. 2019 Dec 13;17:100210. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.11.003. eCollection 2019 Dec.