Patients and public


Welcome to the Patients and public website. Here you will find subjects that may be relevant for patients and those interested in HIV data monitoring. See Downloads to download folders and information.

Gaining insight into HIV

More and more we are gaining insight into HIV and HIV treatment. This helps to improve diagnostic skills and treat patients better. So, collecting anonymous patient data is key – similar to collecting blood and storing blood plasma for scientific research. In this way, SHM makes an important contribution to improving the quality of HIV care in the Netherlands. SHM advises patients, doctors, the government and the healthcare sector, and every year on World AIDS Day (December 1st) SHM publishes a monitoring report on HIV in the Netherlands.  


Stichting HIV Monitoring

Stichting HIV Monitoring (SHM) makes an essential contribution to healthcare for HIV-positive people in the Netherlands.  Working with all recognised HIV treatment centres in the Netherlands, SHM systematically collects coded medical data from all registered HIV patients. SHM uses these data to produce centre-specific reports that allow HIV treatment centres to optimise their patient care and obtain formal certification. SHM’s data also form the basis for the yearly HIV monitoring report and are used in HIV-related research in the Netherlands and internationally. The outcome of SHM’s research provides tangible input into HIV care and prevention polices in the Netherlands.

Visiting address

Nicolaes Tulphuis
Tafelbergweg 51
1105 BD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Postal address

Academisch Medisch Centrum
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Meibergdreef 9 1105 AZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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