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.