Stichting HIV Monitoring

Founded in 2001, Stichting HIV Monitoring (SHM) was appointed by the Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport as the executive organisation for the registration and monitoring of HIV-positive individuals in the Netherlands.


Our mission

To further the knowledge and understanding of all relevant aspects of HIV infection, including comorbidities and co-infections, such as viral hepatitis, in HIV-positive persons in care in the Netherlands.


Contributing to the quality of HIV care

SHM makes an essential contribution to healthcare for HIV-positive people in the Netherlands. Working with all HIV treatment centres in the Netherlands, SHM systematically collects pseudonymised 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 policies in the Netherlands.


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