Colette Smit

Senior researcher at SHM

Research interest

  • HIV co-infections: Hepatitis B and C
  • Quality of HIV care
  • Epidemiology of HIV-infection in children
  • Pregnancies in HIV-infected women

I studied human nutrition and was trained as an epidemiologist at Wageningen University. In 2001 I worked for the Centre for Infectious Diseases at the National Institute for Public Health and Environment. Thereafter I started as a PhD student with the Amsterdam Cohort Studies at the Municipal health service of Amsterdam, resulting a in PhD thesis: ‘25 Years  of HIV: Trends in mortality, HIV-coinfections, and HIV-related risk behaviour’. Since 2006, I have been working as a senior researcher for Stichting HIV Monitoring.

Key publications
Impact of HIV care facility characteristics on the cascade of care in HIV-infected patients in the Netherlands.
Engelhard EA, Smit C, Van Sighem A, Reiss P, Nieuwkerk PT, Kroon FP, Brinkman K, Geerlings SE. 
AIDS. 2016 Jan;30(2):301-10. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000938.

Effect of abacavir on sustained virologic response to HCV treatment in HIV/HCV co-infected patients, Cohere in Eurocoord. 
Hepatitis C- working group for COHERE in Eurocoord, Smit C, Arends J, Peters L, Montforte Ad, Dabis F, Zangerle R, Daikos G, Mussini C, Mallolas J, de Wit S, Zinkernagel A, Cosin J, Chene G, Raben D, Rockstroh J. 
BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 4;15:498. doi: 10.1186/s12879-015-1224-1.

Future challenges for clinical care of an ageing population infected with HIV: a modelling study.
Smit M, Brinkman K, Geerlings S, Smit C, Thyagarajan K, Sighem Av, de Wolf F, Hallett TB; ATHENA observational cohort. 
Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Jul;15(7):810-8. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00056-0. Epub 2015 Jun 9. Erratum in: 
Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Sep;15(9):998.

Changes in HIV RNA and CD4 cell count after acute HCV infection in chronically HIV-infected individuals.
Gras L, de Wolf F, Smit C, Prins M, van der Meer JT, Vanhommerig JW, Zwinderman AH, Schinkel J, Geskus RB; ATHENA national observational cohort and the MOSAIC study.  
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Apr 15;68(5):536-42. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000514.

Long-term response to combination antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected children in the Netherlands registered from 1996 to 2012.
Cohen S, Smit C, van Rossum AM, Fraaij PL, Wolfs TF, Geelen SP, Schölvinck EH, Warris A, Scherpbier HJ, Pajkrt D; Dutch Paediatric HIV Study Group. 
AIDS. 2013 Oct 23;27(16):2567-75. doi: 10.1097/01.aids.0000432451.75980.1b.

Effect of hepatitis C treatment on CD4+ T-cell counts and the risk of death in HIV-HCV-coinfected patients: the COHERE collaboration.
HCV working group of the Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological Research in Europe (COHERE) in EuroCoord. 
Antivir Ther. 2012;17(8):1541-50. doi: 10.3851/IMP2263. Epub 2012 Jul 24.

Estimating the risk of HIV transmission from homosexual men receiving treatment to their HIV-uninfected partners.  
Hallett TB, Smit C, Garnett GP, de Wolf F.
Sex Transm Infect. 2011 Feb;87(1):17-21. doi: 10.1136/sti.2010.042622. Epub 2010 Jul 18.

Late entry to HIV care limits the impact of anti-retroviral therapy in The Netherlands.
Smit C, Hallett TB, Lange J, Garnett G, de Wolf F. 
PLoS One. 2008 Apr 9;3(4):e1949. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001949.


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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