M Prins

Summary

Affiliation: Municipal Health Service
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi Pre-AIDS mortality and its association with HIV disease progression in haemophilic men, injecting drug users and homosexual men
    M Prins
    Municipal Health Service, Division of Public Health and Environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 14:1829-37. 2000
  2. ncbi Sex and the course of HIV infection in the pre- and highly active antiretroviral therapy eras
    Maria Prins
    Cluster Infectious Diseases, HIV and STI Research, Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 19:357-70. 2005
  3. ncbi [Roaming through methodology. XXXV. Bias in prevalent cohort studies of the natural course of disease]
    M Prins
    Gemeentelijke Geneeskundige en Gezondheidsdienst, cluster Infectie ziekten, Postbus 2200, 1000 CE Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 145:2170-2. 2001
  4. ncbi [The 14th International Aids Conference: 'Knowledge, commitment and action']
    M Prins
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, afd Humane Retrovirologie, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:1899-903. 2002
  5. ncbi Sexual risk behaviour relates to the virological and immunological improvements during highly active antiretroviral therapy in HIV-1 infection
    N H Dukers
    Division of Public Health and Environment, Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 15:369-78. 2001
  6. doi Migrants travelling to their country of origin: a bridge population for HIV transmission?
    M A Kramer
    Department of Research, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Health Service of Amsterdam, PO Box 2200, 1000 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Infect 84:554-5. 2008
  7. ncbi Sexually transmitted infections in European HIV-infected women: incidence in relation to time from infection. European Study on the Natural History of HIV Infection in Women
    B H Van Benthem
    Municipal Health Service, Division of Public Health and Environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 14:595-603. 2000
  8. doi A resurgent HIV-1 epidemic among men who have sex with men in the era of potent antiretroviral therapy
    Daniela Bezemer
    HIV Monitoring Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 22:1071-7. 2008
  9. pmc Never injected, but hepatitis C virus-infected: a study among self-declared never-injecting drug users from the Amsterdam Cohort Studies
    C H S B van den Berg
    Department of Experimental Virology, Center for Infection and Immunology Amsterdam CINIMA, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Viral Hepat 16:568-77. 2009
  10. doi Ongoing transmission of a single hepatitis B virus strain among men having sex with men in Amsterdam
    R Van Houdt
    Public Health Service Amsterdam, Department of Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Viral Hepat 17:108-14. 2010

Detail Information

Publications73

  1. ncbi Pre-AIDS mortality and its association with HIV disease progression in haemophilic men, injecting drug users and homosexual men
    M Prins
    Municipal Health Service, Division of Public Health and Environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 14:1829-37. 2000
    ..To study pre-AIDS mortality and its association with HIV disease progression in different exposure groups with known intervals of HIV seroconversion...
  2. ncbi Sex and the course of HIV infection in the pre- and highly active antiretroviral therapy eras
    Maria Prins
    Cluster Infectious Diseases, HIV and STI Research, Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 19:357-70. 2005
    ..Whether sex differences are due to unalterable genetic factors or social and environmental conditions, it is imperative that all HIV-infected individuals have equal access to interventions that can slow disease progression...
  3. ncbi [Roaming through methodology. XXXV. Bias in prevalent cohort studies of the natural course of disease]
    M Prins
    Gemeentelijke Geneeskundige en Gezondheidsdienst, cluster Infectie ziekten, Postbus 2200, 1000 CE Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 145:2170-2. 2001
    ..Because bias may occur, results derived from a prevalent cohort are not directly comparable to results derived from an incident cohort where the moment of infection is known...
  4. ncbi [The 14th International Aids Conference: 'Knowledge, commitment and action']
    M Prins
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, afd Humane Retrovirologie, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:1899-903. 2002
    ..The life expectancy of HIV patients will possibly decrease again due to an increased resistance towards the currently available antiretroviral drugs...
  5. ncbi Sexual risk behaviour relates to the virological and immunological improvements during highly active antiretroviral therapy in HIV-1 infection
    N H Dukers
    Division of Public Health and Environment, Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 15:369-78. 2001
    ....
  6. doi Migrants travelling to their country of origin: a bridge population for HIV transmission?
    M A Kramer
    Department of Research, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Health Service of Amsterdam, PO Box 2200, 1000 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Infect 84:554-5. 2008
    ..We studied the determinants for such a population in two large migrant communities in The Netherlands...
  7. ncbi Sexually transmitted infections in European HIV-infected women: incidence in relation to time from infection. European Study on the Natural History of HIV Infection in Women
    B H Van Benthem
    Municipal Health Service, Division of Public Health and Environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 14:595-603. 2000
    ..To investigate the prevalence and incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in HIV-infected women in relation to time from infection and sexual behaviour...
  8. doi A resurgent HIV-1 epidemic among men who have sex with men in the era of potent antiretroviral therapy
    Daniela Bezemer
    HIV Monitoring Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 22:1071-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify the impact that highly active antiretroviral therapy had on the epidemic...
  9. pmc Never injected, but hepatitis C virus-infected: a study among self-declared never-injecting drug users from the Amsterdam Cohort Studies
    C H S B van den Berg
    Department of Experimental Virology, Center for Infection and Immunology Amsterdam CINIMA, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Viral Hepat 16:568-77. 2009
    ..Our findings stress the need for HCV testing of DU who report never injecting, especially given the potential to treat HCV infection effectively...
  10. doi Ongoing transmission of a single hepatitis B virus strain among men having sex with men in Amsterdam
    R Van Houdt
    Public Health Service Amsterdam, Department of Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Viral Hepat 17:108-14. 2010
    ..Although HBV is generally considered more infectious than HIV, this study shows that the trend and magnitude in HBV and HIV incidence among MSM are similar...
  11. doi Absence of HIV-1 superinfection 1 year after infection between 1985 and 1997 coincides with a reduction in sexual risk behavior in the seroincident Amsterdam cohort of homosexual men
    Andrea Rachinger
    Department of Experimental Immunology, Sanquin Research, Landsteiner Laboratory, Academic Medical Center of University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 50:1309-15. 2010
    ..Here, we investigated the incidence of HIV-1 superinfection during the first year after infection among homosexual participants in the Amsterdam Cohort Studies on HIV infection and AIDS who seroconverted between 1985 and 1997...
  12. ncbi Infection with concurrent multiple hepatitis C virus genotypes is associated with faster HIV disease progression
    Liselotte van Asten
    Municipal Health Service, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 18:2319-24. 2004
    ..To elucidate the importance of hepatitis C Virus (HCV) genotype in HIV disease progression...
  13. pmc Prevalence and risk factors of HSV-1 and HSV-2 antibodies in European HIV infected women
    B H Van Benthem
    Municipal Health Service, Division of Public Health and Environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Infect 77:120-4. 2001
    ..To investigate the prevalence and risk factors of HSV-1 and HSV-2 antibodies in HIV infected women and the association between recurrent genital ulcerations and HIV disease progression in HSV-2 positive women...
  14. ncbi Do HIV disease progression and HAART response vary among injecting drug users in Europe?
    Liselotte van Asten
    Municipal Health Service, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:795-804. 2005
    ..In conclusion, the risk in progression to AIDS or natural death is similar across western Europe although IDU across Europe differ in other factors, such as the risk of non-natural death and the timing of HAART initiation...
  15. ncbi Condom use rather than serosorting explains differences in HIV incidence among men who have sex with men
    Akke K van der Bij
    Department of Research, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Health Service of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 45:574-80. 2007
    ..We studied whether sexual behaviors in these 2 groups are consistent with serosorting and if serosorting explains the difference in HIV incidence...
  16. doi Transient lowering of the viral set point after temporary antiretroviral therapy of primary HIV type 1 infection
    Radjin Steingrover
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine and AIDS, and Center for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 26:379-87. 2010
    ..Temporary HAART in PHI is started more frequently in patients with a higher pVL and can transiently lower the viral set point compared to never treated patients...
  17. ncbi Persistent immune activation in HIV-1 infection is associated with progression to AIDS
    Mette D Hazenberg
    Department of Clinical Viro Immunology, Sanquin Research at CLB, Tropical Medicine and AIDS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 17:1881-8. 2003
    ..HIV-1 infection is characterized by chronic generalized CD8 and CD4 T cell hyperactivation, the biological effect of which is not understood...
  18. ncbi Evaluation of a risk assessment questionnaire to assist hepatitis C screening in the general population
    F Zuure
    Cluster Infectious Diseases, Department of Research, Amsterdam Public Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Euro Surveill 15:19539. 2010
    ..We suggest that the questionnaire be used online as a selection tool for HCV blood-screening in the general population...
  19. doi Opting out increases HIV testing in a large sexually transmitted infections outpatient clinic
    R L J Heijman
    Cluster of Infectious Diseases, STD Outpatient Clinic, Health Service of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Infect 85:249-55. 2009
    ..The effect of the opt-out strategy on the uptake of HIV testing was studied and factors associated with refusal of HIV testing were identified...
  20. ncbi Pre-seroconversion immune status predicts the rate of CD4 T cell decline following HIV infection
    Liselotte van Asten
    Municipal Health Service, Sanquin Research at CLB and Academic Medical Centre and the Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 18:1885-93. 2004
    ..To study whether immune status prior to HIV seroconversion predicts CD4 T cell decline during HIV infection...
  21. ncbi Tuberculosis risk varies with the duration of HIV infection: a prospective study of European drug users with known date of HIV seroconversion
    Liselotte van Asten
    Municipal Health Service, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 17:1201-8. 2003
    ..It is not known whether the risk of active tuberculosis disease varies with the length of time that individuals are infected with HIV...
  22. doi Risk of hepatitis-related mortality increased among hepatitis C virus/HIV-coinfected drug users compared with drug users infected only with hepatitis C virus: a 20-year prospective study
    Colette Smit
    Cluster Infectious Diseases, Health Service of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, AZ, The Netherlands
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:221-5. 2008
    ..To disentangle the effects of HCV and HIV, we compared the overall and cause-specific mortality between HCV/HIV-infected DUs and HCV-infected DUs and DUs without HCV or HIV, followed up between 1985 and 2006...
  23. pmc The HIV RNA setpoint theory revisited
    Ronald B Geskus
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Retrovirology 4:65. 2007
    ..Both markers were evaluated on a scale that is directly related to AIDS risk...
  24. ncbi HIV incidence and HIV testing behavior in men who have sex with men: using three incidence sources, The Netherlands, 1984-2005
    Nicole H T M Dukers
    Department of Research, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Health Service of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 21:491-9. 2007
    ..Given a general rise in sexually transmitted infections (STI) and risky sexual behavior, we examine the HIV incidence among MSM in the Netherlands with data from three different sources...
  25. ncbi Decline in HIV incidence and injecting, but not in sexual risk behaviour, seen in drug users in Amsterdam: a 19-year prospective cohort study
    Catharina E A Lindenburg
    Health Service of Amsterdam, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Department of Research, 1000 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 20:1771-5. 2006
    ..Initiated in 1985, the ACS enables us to study changes in trends since HAART became widespread in 1996...
  26. ncbi Impact of CCR5 Delta32/+ deletion on herpes zoster among HIV-1-infected homosexual men
    Anneke Krol
    Department of Research, Health Service of Amsterdam, CLUSTER, Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:469-73. 2006
    ..9 (95%CI 0.5-1.6). In conclusion, in HIV-1-infected homosexual men, a CCR5 Delta32 heterozygous genotype has no protective effect on the incidence of herpes zoster...
  27. ncbi Increase in HCV incidence among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam most likely caused by sexual transmission
    Thijs J W van de Laar
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Health Service Amsterdam, 1000 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 196:230-8. 2007
    ..Targeted prevention and routine HCV screening among HIV-positive MSM is needed to deter the spread of HCV...
  28. ncbi Factors associated with the initiation of cocaine and heroin among problem drug users: reflections on interventions
    Ewald Witteveen
    Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Subst Use Misuse 42:933-47. 2007
    ..This study identifies self-reported factors facilitating initiation of cocaine and heroin among young problem users in Amsterdam to enable interventions to be targeted at issues personally relevant for this population...
  29. pmc Full participation in harm reduction programmes is associated with decreased risk for human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus: evidence from the Amsterdam Cohort Studies among drug users
    Charlotte Van Den Berg
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Center for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Addiction 102:1454-62. 2007
    ..To investigate the impact of harm-reduction programmes on HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence among ever-injecting drug users (DU) from the Amsterdam Cohort Studies (ACS)...
  30. doi Seroprevalence and determinants of eight high-risk human papillomavirus types in homosexual men, heterosexual men, and women: a population-based study in Amsterdam
    Marlies Heiligenberg
    Public Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 37:672-80. 2010
    ....
  31. doi Two decades of hepatitis B infections among drug users in Amsterdam: are they still a high-risk group?
    Robin van Houdt
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Public Health Service Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Virol 81:1163-9. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that drug users may no longer be a high-risk group for HBV infection in Amsterdam. However, trends in drug use need to be monitored...
  32. doi Hepatitis C virus infections among HIV-infected men who have sex with men: an expanding epidemic
    Anouk T Urbanus
    Cluster of Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam Public Health Service, The Netherlands
    AIDS 23:F1-7. 2009
    ..We studied the prevalence and determinants of HCV-infection among MSM attending a large sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic in the Netherlands...
  33. doi Transitions in drug use in a new generation of problem drug users in Amsterdam: a 6-year follow-up study
    Marcel C A Buster
    Health Service of Amsterdam, NL 1000 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Addict Res 15:179-87. 2009
    ..This study describes the transitions in drug use in Amsterdam among young drug users (YDUs) who are inhaling or injecting cocaine or using illicitly obtained opiates...
  34. doi Frequent HCV reinfection and superinfection in a cohort of injecting drug users in Amsterdam
    Thijs J W van de Laar
    Cluster of Infectious Diseases, Public Health Service, Nieuwe Achtergracht 100, 1018 WT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hepatol 51:667-74. 2009
    ..This study investigates the occurrence of HCV reinfection and superinfection among HCV seroconverters participating in the Amsterdam Cohort Studies among drug users from 1985 through 2005...
  35. ncbi Effective therapy has altered the spectrum of cause-specific mortality following HIV seroconversion
    Colette Smit
    Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 20:741-9. 2006
    ..Although HAART has led to a reduction in overall mortality among HIV-infected individuals, its impact on death from specific causes is unknown...
  36. ncbi Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) among HIV-infected drug users: a prospective cohort study of sexual risk and injecting behaviour
    Colette Smit
    Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Addiction 101:433-40. 2006
    ..To study sexual risk and injecting behaviour among HIV-infected drug users (DU) receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)...
  37. ncbi Declining trend in transmission of drug-resistant HIV-1 in Amsterdam
    Daniela Bezemer
    Municipal Health Service Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 18:1571-7. 2004
    ..Symptomatic primary HIV infections are over-represented in the mainly hospital-based studies on transmission of resistant HIV-1. We examined a more general population for the prevalence of resistant HIV-1 strains among primary infections...
  38. ncbi Spread of hepatitis C virus among European injection drug users infected with HIV: a phylogenetic analysis
    Liselotte van Asten
    Municipal Health Service, Cluster of Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 189:292-302. 2004
    ..In conclusion, HCV exchange between European IDU populations has occurred on a large scale, and, overall, country-specific clustering for HCV was less than that shown for HIV...
  39. ncbi Limited effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy among HIV-positive injecting drug users on the population level
    Liselotte C van Asten
    Municipal Health Service, Division of Public Health and Environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 13:347-9. 2003
    ..After highly active antiretroviral therapy became available the risk of AIDS and death for injecting drug users decreased by 28% and 36%, which is less than has been reported for other risk groups...
  40. ncbi Long-term outcome of chronic drug use: the Amsterdam Cohort Study among Drug Users
    Fabian Termorshuizen
    Infectious Diseases Cluster, Department of HIV and STD Research, Municipal Health Service Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 161:271-9. 2005
    ..Further studies on determinants of individual transitions in drug use are important in order to establish evidence-based intervention strategies...
  41. ncbi Changes in risk behavior and dynamics of hepatitis C virus infections among young drug users in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Thijs J W van de Laar
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Virol 77:509-18. 2005
    ..Treatment of those infected chronically, in combination with the continuation of prevention programs, might decrease future HCV transmission...
  42. ncbi Declining AIDS mortality in Amsterdam: contributions of declining HIV incidence and effective therapy
    Colette Smit
    Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 15:536-42. 2004
    ..We aimed to evaluate the impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on AIDS mortality, taking into account earlier HIV incidence patterns...
  43. ncbi Causal pathways of the effects of age and the CCR5-Delta32, CCR2-64I, and SDF-1 3'A alleles on AIDS development
    Ronald B Geskus
    Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 39:321-6. 2005
    ..To investigate the causal pathways by which age and the CCR5-Delta32, CCR2-64I, and SDF-1 3'A alleles influence progression to AIDS...
  44. ncbi Prediction of relapse to frequent heroin use and the role of methadone prescription: an analysis of the Amsterdam Cohort Study among drug users
    Fabian Termorshuizen
    Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Department of HIV and STI Research, Nieuwe Achtergracht 100, 1018 WT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Drug Alcohol Depend 79:231-40. 2005
    ..Other factors, such as no occasional use of heroin during the episode, no use of cocaine, and having a non-using partner, seem to be equally important...
  45. doi The use of episiotomy in a low-risk population in the Netherlands: a secondary analysis
    A E Seijmonsbergen-Schermers
    Department of Midwifery Science, AVAG and the EMGO Institute of Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Birth 40:247-55. 2013
    ..To examine the episiotomy incidence and determinants and outcomes associated with its use in primary care midwifery practices...
  46. ncbi [Hepatitis C in the Netherlands: sparse data on the current prevalence and the necessity for epidemiological studies and innovative methods for detecting infected individuals]
    A Kok
    GGD Amsterdam, cluster Infectieziekten, afd Onderzoek, Postbus 2200, 1000 CE Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:2367-71. 2007
    ..Several projects for the detection of HCV infected individuals and epidemiological studies have started in 2007...
  47. ncbi Low-level CD4+ T cell activation is associated with low susceptibility to HIV-1 infection
    Fransje A Koning
    Department of Clinical Viro Immunology, Sanquin Research and Landsteiner Laboratory of the Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Immunol 175:6117-22. 2005
    ..These data suggest that low levels of immune activation and low T cell responsiveness may contribute to low HIV susceptibility...
  48. ncbi The impact of pregnancy and menopause on CD4 lymphocyte counts in HIV-infected women
    Birgit H B Van Benthem
    Municipal Health Service, Cluster of Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 16:919-24. 2002
    ..To determine indirectly the effect of changes in levels of reproductive hormones on CD4 lymphocyte counts by investigating the impact of pregnancy and menopause on CD4 lymphocyte counts in HIV-infected women...
  49. ncbi Impact of pregnancy and menopause on CD4 cell counts
    Bikgit H B van Benthem
    Municipal Health Service, Nieuwe Achtergracht 100, 1018 WT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:S22. 2005
  50. doi Vaginal high-risk human papillomavirus infection in a cross-sectional study among women of six different ethnicities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: the HELIUS study
    C J Alberts
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Public Health Service of Amsterdam GGD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Infect 92:611-618. 2016
    ..We investigated the prevalence of, and risk factors associated with, vaginal high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) infection in women of six different ethnicities living in Amsterdam...
  51. doi BMI, male sex and IL28B genotype associated with persistently high hepatitis C virus RNA levels among chronically infected drug users up to 23 years following seroconversion
    B P X Grady
    Cluster of Infectious Diseases, Department of Research, Amsterdam Public Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Center of Infectious Diseases and Immunology Amsterdam CINIMA, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Viral Hepat 22:263-71. 2015
    ..These results contribute to defining the natural history of HCV infection and could play an important part in clinical decision-making...
  52. pmc Sexual risk behaviour among Surinamese and Antillean migrants travelling to their countries of origin
    M A Kramer
    Health Service Amsterdam, Cluster of Infectious Diseases, HIV and STI Research, Nieuwe Achtergracht 100, PO Box 2200, 1000 CE Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sex Transm Infect 81:508-10. 2005
    ..To examine travel related sexual risk behaviour among migrants living in Amsterdam...
  53. doi HCV-specific T-cell responses in injecting drug users: evidence for previous exposure to HCV and a role for CD4+ T cells focussing on nonstructural proteins in viral clearance
    T A Ruys
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine and AIDS, International Antiviral Therapy and Evaluation Center IATEC and Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Viral Hepat 15:409-20. 2008
    ..Therefore, the specificity of the CD4+ memory-T-cell responses measured after 12-day expansion seems most predictive of resolved infection...
  54. doi Efficacy and safety of the oral direct factor Xa inhibitor apixaban for symptomatic deep vein thrombosis. The Botticelli DVT dose-ranging study
    H Buller
    Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Thromb Haemost 6:1313-8. 2008
    ..We conducted a dose-ranging study in patients with deep vein thrombosis...
  55. ncbi Selective decrease in circulating V alpha 24+V beta 11+ NKT cells during HIV type 1 infection
    Hans J J van der Vliet
    Department of Medical Oncology, Pathology, and Internal Medicine, Free University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Immunol 168:1490-5. 2002
    ..In this longitudinal study no evidence was found to support an important role of Valpha24+Vbeta11+ NKT cells in determining the rate of progression during HIV-1 infection...
  56. ncbi Early viral load and CD4+ T cell count, but not percentage of CCR5+ or CXCR4+ CD4+ T cells, are associated with R5-to-X4 HIV type 1 virus evolution
    Ronald P Van Rij
    Sanquin and the Landsteiner Laboratory, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, 1066 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 19:389-98. 2003
    ..Our results exclude target cell availability as a driving force for R5-to-X4 virus phenotype evolution...
  57. ncbi Short-term CD4 cell response after highly active antiretroviral therapy initiated at different times from seroconversion in 1,500 seroconverters
    Abdel Babiker
    MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London, United Kingdom
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:303-10. 2003
    ..After that time, there is little to be gained in terms of short-term response from initiating HAART before reaching a CD4 count of 200 cells/microL...
  58. ncbi Correlates of resistance to HIV-1 infection in homosexual men with high-risk sexual behaviour
    Fransje A Koning
    Department of Clinical Viro Immunology, Sanquin Research at CLB and Landsteiner Laboratory of the Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 18:1117-26. 2004
    ..To investigate possible correlates of HIV resistance in participants from the Amsterdam Cohort of Homosexual men who have remained HIV seronegative despite high-risk sexual behaviour...
  59. ncbi Risk factors for human herpesvirus 8 infection in a cohort of drug users in the Netherlands, 1985-1996
    Neil Renwick
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 185:1808-12. 2002
    ..Unlike HIV-1, HBV, or HCV infection, HHV-8 infection is uncommon in Amsterdam drug users, as is HHV-8 transmission through IDU...
  60. pmc Changes over calendar time in the risk of specific first AIDS-defining events following HIV seroconversion, adjusting for competing risks
    Abdel Babiker
    Int J Epidemiol 31:951-8. 2002
    ..We wished to evaluate changes over time in the risk of specific AIDS-defining diseases, as first events, using data from individuals with known dates of HIV seroconversion...
  61. doi Gender differences in HIV progression to AIDS and death in industrialized countries: slower disease progression following HIV seroconversion in women
    Inmaculada Jarrin
    National Center of Epidemiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 168:532-40. 2008
    ..74, 95% CI: 0.56, 0.98). Sex differences in HIV disease progression have become larger and statistically significant in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy, supporting a stronger impact of health interventions among women...
  62. ncbi Evolution of transmitted HIV-1 with drug-resistance mutations in the absence of therapy: effects on CD4+ T-cell count and HIV-1 RNA load
    Daniela Bezemer
    Municipal Health Service Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Antivir Ther 11:173-8. 2006
    ..043). No difference in HIV-1 RNA load was observed. These results, together with the apparent pressure to mutate at the resistance-associated positions exemplify the decreased fitness of viruses carrying 21 5Y/F, 70R or 184V...
  63. ncbi Cohort- and time-specific associations of CTLA4 genotypes with HIV-1 disease progression
    Wenshuo Shao
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    AIDS 20:1583-90. 2006
    ..We examined the relationships between common CTLA4 variants and several outcomes of HIV-1 infection in adults and adolescents...
  64. ncbi Prevalence of transmitted HIV-1 drug resistance and the role of resistance algorithms: data from seroconverters in the CASCADE collaboration from 1987 to 2003
    Bernard Masquelier
    Departement de Virologie et Immunologie biologique, CHU Bordeaux, France
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 40:505-11. 2005
    ..To examine factors influencing the rate of transmitted drug resistance (TDR) among seroconverters, with particular emphasis on 3 widely used genotypic drug resistance algorithms...
  65. pmc Major decline of hepatitis C virus incidence rate over two decades in a cohort of drug users
    Charlotte H S B van den Berg
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Center, and Health Service of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 100, 1018 WT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:183-93. 2007
    ..4 times the HIV incidence, a pattern seen over the entire study period. The simultaneous decline of both HCV and HIV incidence probably results from reduced risk behavior at the population level...
  66. ncbi GB virus C coinfection and HIV-1 disease progression: The Amsterdam Cohort Study
    Akke K van der Bij
    Department of HIV and STD Research, Cluster of Infectious Diseases, Municipal Health Service of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 191:678-85. 2005
    ....
  67. doi Survival and mortality of people infected with HIV in low and middle income countries: results from the extended ALPHA network
    Peter D Ghys
    Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland
    AIDS 21:S1-4. 2007
  68. ncbi Lymphogranuloma venereum proctitis in men who have sex with men is associated with anal enema use and high-risk behavior
    Henry J C de Vries
    STI Outpatient Clinic, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Public Health Service Amsterdam The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 35:203-8. 2008
    ..In the industrialized world, lymphogranuloma venereum proctitis (LGVP) has been reported only in men who have sex with men. Factors responsible for the outbreak remain to be elucidated...
  69. ncbi Combination antiretroviral therapy failure and HIV super-infection
    Daniela Bezemer
    HIV Monitoring Foundation, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 22:309-11. 2008
    ..We analysed HIV pol genes obtained before start of initially successful cART and during failure while still on cART in 101 patients. Difference in precART and cART failure sequences were explained by evolution and not by super-infection...
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    Krishnan Bhaskaran
    MRC Clinical Trials Unit, 222 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DA, United Kingdom
    JAMA 300:51-9. 2008
    ..Mortality among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals has decreased dramatically in countries with good access to treatment and may now be close to mortality in the general uninfected population...
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    Deenan Pillay
    Centre for Virology, Division of Infection and Immunity, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Windeyer Institute, 46 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JF, UK
    AIDS 20:21-8. 2006
    ..Transmission of drug-resistant HIV-1 is well recognized. However, the impact of such transmission on natural history of infection remains unknown...