Collaboration in HIV

In view of the many facets of the problems of older people with HIV, we believe that the general practitioner is also playing an increasingly important role in the treatment and supervision of this group of patients. We have therefore always strived at MC Jan van Goyen to treat people with HIV in close consultation with the GP concerned. Collaboration between general practitioners and HIV practitioners and specialized nurses has always played a very important role in the Jan van Goyen Medical Center. Together with the HIV practitioner and the nurses, the general practitioner forms a team that together and in good consultation ensures the well-being of the HIV-infected patient. There is therefore very regular consultation between the specialists and the general practitioners who have many HIV-infected patients in their practice.

Collaboration between MC Jan van Goyen and other organizations for people with HIV

Our Lady's Hospital (OLVG)
Jan van Goyen Medical Center is a subcenter of the OLVG. The HIV practitioners from the MC Jan van Goyen attend a discussion about HIV patients in the OLVG every two weeks. Recordings also take place in the OLVG.

There are various partnerships with departments of the OLVG, including: with the department of internal medicine for admission facilities, the Clinical Chemical and Hematological Laboratory, the Microbiological Laboratory, the Pathological Laboratory and the hospital pharmacy. In addition, there is collaboration with the following specialties in OLVG: Gastrointestinal liver diseases, lung diseases, cardiology, surgery, neurology, orthopedics, dermatology, radiology.

GGD Amsterdam
The MC JvG works together with various practitioners from the STD outpatient clinic in Amsterdam. Marc van Wijk, the HIV nurse consultant, also works for two days at the GGD. He works there as a research nurse for the Discover study (PrEP).

HIV Monitoring Foundation
The aim of the HIV Monitoring Foundation (SHM) is to contribute to the development of knowledge about HIV and the course of both treated and untreated HIV infection. A total of 25 HIV treatment centers approved by the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport work together with the foundation to collect data from patients. This data is analyzed and used for scientific research. Every year around December 1 (World Aids Day), the foundation presents a scientific report with the latest findings. All HIV-infected patients are asked whether their data may be used anonymously for the SHM data collection.

Dutch Association of HIV Practitioners (NVHB)
The aim of the association: to promote knowledge about HIV. The HIV practitioner of the MC Jan van Goyen is a member of the association.
The association tries to achieve its goal by:

  • Promoting contacts between members
  • The organization of scientific meetings
  • Advising government institutions
  • Advising institutions in the field of health care
  • Maintaining international contacts with associations and institutions with similar objectives within and outside Europe

Scientific Research and Medical Ethics CommitteeMC JvG has been participating in national and international scientific research in the field of HIV and AIDS for more than 10 years, together with the other HIV treatment centers in the Netherlands.

National and international scientific research in which internal medicine MC JvG participated / participates in: Athens project, SHM database, Native study, Atlantic study and subsidies, Reverse study, ESPRIT study, SILCAAT study, Erica 1 and Erica 2 study, Zoster vaccination study, Cohort studies , HCV / HIV coinfection treatment, Mediclass study, Bite study, Verve study, TRAIN trial, DAD study, GGD sexual behavior studies, PARTNER study, NEAT study.

The Medical-Scientific Research Involving Human Subjects Act (WMO) prescribes that medical-scientific research involving humans requires a positive judgment from a recognized review committee before the research can be carried out. The scope of the WMO includes all medical scientific research in which people (subjects) are subjected to actions or a certain behavior is imposed on them.

All protocols of the scientific research carried out in MC JvG have been pre-assessed and approved by one of the recognized Medical-Ethical Review Committees (METC) in the Netherlands. The assessment of the local feasibility of multicenter trials is tested by the VCMO, where the OLVG is one of the participating centers.

MC JvG does not have its own Medical Ethics Committee. The medical management of MC JvG advises on the local feasibility of studies that have already been approved by a recognized committee.

Useful links

  • soaaids: Information about sexually transmitted diseases such as: how do you recognize the most common STD, what does the doctor do about it and how do you prevent it?
  • HIV associationThe association is there for active advocacy, reliable and unbiased information provision, targeted prevention and mutual contact and support.
  • National Coordination Center for Traveler Advice: Information about the health aspects of traveling abroad. Here you can find among other things which vaccinations are required for a certain country.
  • AIDS fund: The Aids Fonds has been in existence since 1985. The Aids Fonds is there for everyone who has or may have to deal with HIV/AIDS or its consequences.


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