Research Assistants & Nurses
Barbara started her career in healthcare at one of the Amsterdam hospitals where she worked as management assistant. It was here where her interests in the more practical side of healthcare developed, which moved her to obtain a degree as a medical assistant. During the following years she has been working on and off in- and outside of healthcare. She never lost her appeal to healthcare though and as of 2001 she has been specializing as assistant in various departments, such as the operating room and the clinical laboratory. After working multiple years at several of the Emergency Care Units of the AMC, she started working for the AGEhIV Cohort Study as an all-round research assistant in November 2010.
Kristel van Eeden
After years of managing the logistics and administration of her own company, Kristel decided it was time for something new. After getting her degree as doctor’s assistant in 2016, she started working at the outpatient clinic of Internal Medicine and Tropical Diseases of the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC. This is where she discovered here interest in infectious diseases. Among other things, she supported the HIV-nurse consultants and did the pre-triage for the Lyme outpatient clinic. Therefore, it was a logical step to start working as a research assistant at the AGEhIV Cohort Study in 2021
Ivette Agard was born in Paramaribo – Suriname, and graduated there as a nurse and intensive care nurse. Afterwards, she worked at the Academic Hospital Paramaribo. As of 1986 she worked at different departments of the Amsterdam UMC location VUmc: intensive care units (acute internal medicine, neurosurgery and surgery), outpatient clinics of surgery and anaesthesiology (as a nurse and later as a team manager). Since January 2019 she has been working as a research nurse for the AGEhIV Cohort Study.
In 2009, Peter Reiss took the initiative for the AGEhIV Cohort Study. He has studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam. After his training in Internal Medicine at the OLVG Hospital in Amsterdam, he specialized in Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital of Leiden. He is emeritus (since 2011) professor of Internal Medicine, specializing in the complications of the treatment of HIV infection, affiliated with the Amsterdam UMC (location AMC). Currently, he is senior fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and staff member of the Global Health Division of the Amsterdam UMC. Until 2021, he was director of the Dutch HIV Monitoring Foundation.
Marc van der Valk
Prof. Marc van der Valk works as an internist-infectiologist at the department of Infectious Diseases of the Amsterdam UMC, where he is the head of the HIV outpatient clinic and medical director at the DC Klinieken Amsterdam. As of June 2021, he is professor of Internal Medicine, in particular the treatment of HIV, at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam. Since 2021, he is director of the board of the HIV Monitoring Foundation (SHM). He has extensive clinical and research experience in HIV-care and viral hepatitis. He is senior investigator of the AGEhIV Cohort Study.
Maarten Schim van der Loeff
After completing his medical studies at the VU medical center, Maarten Schim van der Loeff worked as a tropical doctor in Zambia and the Gambia. He studied epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In 2003 he obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam. His PhD research focused on HIV-2, an HIV subtype mainly present in West Africa. Since 2005 he is associated with the AMC as a principal investigator and since 2008 he works at the GGD Amsterdam. His research focuses on sexually transmitted infections, for example gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV, and HIV.
Myrthe Verburgh studied medicine at the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, in Amsterdam. After her graduation, she worked as resident in Internal Medicine at Tergooi Hospital in Hilversum. Since February 2020 she has been working as study coordinator and PhD candidate for the AGEhIV Cohort Study.
Iris van der Wulp
Iris van der Wulp completed her medical studies at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). After her graduation, she has worked as a resident in Internal Medicine and at the Intensive Care department, both at the Flevohospital in Almere. As of October 2021 she has been working for the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and AMC hospital as a PhD candidate and study coordinator for the AGEhIV Cohort Study.
Manon Vanbellinghen first studied classical music at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels before starting her medicine studies in Amsterdam. After obtaining her degree from the Amsterdam UMC, she worked as a resident in Internal Medicine at the Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek hospital in Amsterdam. Due to her interest in infectious diseases, she made the transfer to the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD). As from January 2022, she is working as a research intern and PhD student on the AGEhIV Cohort Study.
AGEhIV Study Group
Scientific oversight and coordination
Amsterdam University Medical Centers (AUMC), University of Amsterdam (UvA), Department of Global Health, en Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD)
P. Reiss, F.W.N.M. Wit, M. van der Valk, E. Verheij, M.L. Verburgh, I. A. J. van der Wulp, B.C. Elsenga, K. van Eeden
Public Health Service Amsterdam, Department of Infectious Diseases
M. Prins, M.F. Schim van der Loeff, A. Boyd, L. del Grande, I. Agard
HIV Monitoring Foundation
S. Zaheri, M.M.J. Hillebregt, Y.M.C. Ruijs, D.P. Benschop, A. el Berkaoui
Project management and administrative support
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD)
W. Zikkenheiner, S. Nolst Trenité
Central laboratory support
UAMC, UvA, Laboratory for Viral Immune Pathogenesis and Department of Experimental Immunology
N.A. Kootstra, A.M. Harskamp-Holwerda, I. Maurer, M.M. Mangas Ruiz, A.F. Girigorie, B. Boeser-Nunnink
UAMC, UvA, Laboratory of Experimental Virology and Department of Medical Microbiology
L. van der Hoek, M. Bakker
Participating HIV physicians and nurses
UAMC, Division of Infectious Diseases
S.E. Geerlings, A. Goorhuis, J.W.R. Hovius, F.J.B. Nellen, T. van der Poll, J.M. Prins, P. Reiss, M. van der Valk, W.J. Wiersinga, M. van Vugt, G. de Bree, B.A. Lemkes, F.W.N.M. Wit; J. van Eden, A.M.H. van Hes, F.J.J. Pijnappel, A. Weijsenfeld, F.J.J. Pijnappel, S. Smalhout
AUMC, Department of Cardiology
J. de Jong, P.G. Postema
AUMC, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
P.H.L.T. Bisschop, M.J.M. Serlie
AUMC, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
AUMC, Department of Gastroenterology
AUMC, Division of Geriatric Medicine
N. van der Velde, R. Franssen
AUMC, Division of Nephrology
J.M.R. Willemsen, L. Vogt
AUMC, Department of Neurology
J. Schouten, P. Portegies, B.A. Schmand, G.J. Geurtsen
AUMC, Department of Ophthalmology
F.D. Verbraak, N. Demirkaya
AUMC, Department of Psychiatry
I. Visser, A. Schadé
AUMC, Department of Medical Psychology
P.T. Nieuwkerk, N. Langebeek
AUMC, Department of Pulmonary Medicine
R.P. van Steenwijk, E. Dijkers
AUMC, Department of Radiology
C.B.L.M. Majoie, M.W.A. Caan, T. Su
AUMC, Department of Gynaecology
H.W. van Lunsen, M.A.F. Nievaard
AUMC, Division of Vascular Medicine
B.J.H. van den Born, E.S.G. Stroes
HIV Vereniging Nederland
S. van Oorsponk