"We find it unacceptable that hundreds of new HIV infections occur year after year in the Netherlands that could have been prevented."
Keizersgracht 390-394, 1016 GB Amsterdam
+31 20 62 62 669
Policy development; research and project funding; individual grants; documentation centre.
Keizersgracht 518, 1017 EK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 6267
Overview: “AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global organization which provides cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 200,000 people in 28 countries.”
"From http://www.aidshealth.org/#/about “Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF),a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 612305 people in 36 countries. We are the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S. A truly independent voice in our mission to rid the world of AIDS, AHF’s operating capital comes from our own self-created social enterprises. AHF Pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic partnerships generate funding that helps AHF provide medical and advocacy services across the globe. Generating and defining new, innovative ways of treatment, prevention and advocacy is the hallmark of our success. We are currently leading a mass testing initiative to identify and treat the 25 million people who don’t know they are infected. By advocating big goals – aiming to see an unprecedented 1 billion people tested each year – AHF hopes to eliminate older, more time-consuming methods. Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. As we create and implement unparalleled programs in new communities in the U.S. and abroad, we expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the sole aim of saving more lives.”"
Nieuwe Herengracht 49, 1011 RN Amsterdam
+31 20 623 45 96
Overview: “Advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights; LGBT health and rights (including HIV and AIDS); organizational capacity building; community building.”
"From www.coc.nl:“COC Netherlands has been advocating the rights of lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT’s) from 1946 on. COC strives for the decriminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity and for equal rights, emancipation and social acceptance of LGBT’s in the Netherlands and all over the world. COC is one of the few LGBT organizations that has a special consultative status with the United Nations.”
PO Box 11726, 1001 GS Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 42 34 114
Overview: “The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is the global network for and by people living with HIV. GNP+ advocates to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV. Driven by the needs of people living with HIV worldwide, GNP+ supports people living with HIV through their organizations and networks. GNP+ works to ensure equitable access to health and social services, by focusing on social justice, rights and more meaningful involvement of people living with HIV in program and policy development – the GIPA principle.”
"From www.gnpplus.net/about-us/ “GNP+ is the global network for and by people living with HIV. The network was founded in 1986 – as International Steering Committee – to gather and strengthen the voices of people living with HIV and to ensure people with HIV would be involved closely in solving the HIV epidemic. Nothing about us, without us!”
Tesselschadestraat 4, 1054 ET Amsterdam
(088) 0100 900
Valeriusplein 11, 1075 BG Amsterdam
(088) 0100 900
Bosboom Toussaintstraat 47, 1054 AN Amsterdam
(020) 412 0614
De Lairessestraat 99, 1071 NX Amsterdam
(088) 0100 900
Louwesweg 6, 1066 EC Amsterdam
(088) 0100 900
About us (from link above): Stichting HIV Monitoring (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 anonymous 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.
Nicolaes Tulphuis, Tafelbergweg 51, 1105 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Academisch Medisch Centrum, Universiteit van Amsterdam,Meibergdreef 9 1105 AZ Amsterdam ,The Netherlands
1e Helmersstraat 17A-3, 1054 CX, Amsterdam
020-616-01 60 / 020-689 25 77
“Dutch advocacy organization for people with HIV and those who are close to them. HVN carries out projects in the areas of advocacy, fostering contact and mutual support among those who have HIV, giving information and providing services. The motto is 'Optimizing the quality of life of those with HIV'.”
Herengracht 208, 1016BS Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 52 10 030
Overview: “European office of the international organization working to speed up the development and distribution of preventive AIDS vaccines.”
"From www.iavi.org/who-we-are/leaders/about-us “The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a global not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. Founded in 1996, IAVI works with partners in 25 countries to research, design and develop AIDS vaccine candidates. The organization also conducts policy analysis and serves as an advocate for the AIDS vaccine field. It supports a comprehensive approach to addressing HIV and AIDS that balances the expansion and strengthening of existing HIV prevention and treatment programs with targeted investments in the design and development of new tools to prevent HIV. IAVI is dedicated to ensuring that a future AIDS vaccine will be available and accessible to all who need it. The organization relies on the generous donations of governments, private individuals, corporations and foundations to carry out its mission. Integral to IAVI’s mission is ensuring that future HIV vaccines meet the needs of people who live where HIV/AIDS hits the hardest. IAVI also works closely with many Clinical Research Center (CRC) partners to build sustainable research and development capacity in the communities and countries that participate in vaccine research.”"
Frederik Hendrikstraat 111-115, 1052 HN Amsterdam
+31 20 6822660
Overview: “Health and prevention work for drug users; counselling; research; campaigns; outreach; publications; training on a national scale; project management and support for harm reduction services in eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.”
"From English.mainline.nl/page/about-mainline Mainline is “motivated by the desire to improve the health and quality of life of drug users. We have been working for this with our hearts and souls for 25 years.” “Mainline improves the quality of life and the health of users at a global level. Not only by helping individual users directly, but also to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS.”"
Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam
+31 20 56 88 512
Overview: “Share-Net is the network of Dutch development organizations and individual consultants working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, and HIV. Share-Net aims to maintain and strengthen the capacity of its members through information sharing, capacity building and policy dialogue.”
"From www.share-net.nl/node/357 “Share-Net is the Netherlands Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV and AIDS. Our membership includes development organizations, universities, individual consultants, researchers and students working in the fields of SRHR and HIV and AIDS in developing countries and countries in transition. Share-Net Netherlands is the Dutch Knowledge Node of Share-Net International and functions as the national knowledge-sharing, dissemination partner and networker for Share-Net International in the Netherlands.” From www.share-net.nl/node/358 “Our aim We seek to strengthen the SRHR and HIV-related knowledge and practices of our members. Our vision A world in which the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all people everywhere are realized. What we do Share-Net realizes its aim through information exchange, sharing knowledge and good practices, and facilitating dialogue on policy, programming and practice. In particular, Share-Net plays an important role in identifying and sharing ‘lessons learned’ from members’ experiences and facilitating discussion and analysis to reveal implications for policies, programming and practice.”"
Keizersgracht 392, 1016 GB Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 626 2669
Droogbak 1-D, 1013 GE Amsterdam
+31 20 531 76 00
Overview: “Support and counselling to illegal drug users and male sex workers; drop in; needle exchange; user room; outreach work; distribution of condoms and lubricant; HIV prevention; night shelter.”
"From www.deregenboog.org/en/mission “Mission The Rainbow Group supports the development of vulnerable people to enable their active social participation. Activities For over 35 years The Rainbow Group has worked with the most vulnerable peoples in Amsterdam. This includes people who fall between two stools and do not receive the support they need due to their accumulated problems, such as financial debts, homelessness, addiction and mental health problems. Many of these people live in social isolation. Every day of the week, homeless people are welcome in one of our nine drop-in centres. Here they can eat warm meals, drink coffee, take a shower or get clean clothes. They can also talk to one of our social workers or take part in our Participation and Work Integration Programmes. Our 850 volunteers commit themselves to people with financial problems, socially excluded people, or people with addiction problems. In everything we do, we prioritise the self-reliance of our clients: teach a man to fish, rather than give a man a fish. The Rainbow Group is cost-effective, largely due to the immense efforts of our volunteers. This is one of the reasons that our organization has a CBF seal of approval.”"
Eerste Helmersstraat 17 B3, 1054 CX Amsterdam, Netherlands
+ 31 20 692 69 12
Overview: “A research, prevention and intervention project on migration, sex work and HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention for (migrant) sex workers in collaboration with 24 European countries, including ten EU countries; strategy and policy development; lobbying, advocacy, training, running various HIV and STI prevention projects in EU countries.”
"From tampep.edu “TAMPEP was founded in 1993 in response to the needs of migrant sex workers across Europe. It operates a community development and participation model, which is rooted within the equalities and human rights framework, lays the foundation for equitable access to support and services for migrant sex workers and seeks to give voice to migrant sex workers.” “TAMPEP promotes a holistic strategy underpinned by principles of respect and inclusion of sex workers and informed by the development and implementation of good practice in relation to health promotion among sex workers.”"
Community Leadership Messages
In the past 30 years we have come a long way in reducing the number of new infections. By working in close cooperation with all relevant stakeholders and key populations throughout the city and adopting the most up-to- date methods, we have developed a unique and innovative approach providing unprecedented opportunities to strive for an HIV-free Amsterdam
"Tailoring the right prevention scheme to the right individual is the key to beat HIV. There have never been so many HIV prevention options than today. Amsterdam has pledged to create the best match between any particular strategy, whether biomedical or behavioral, and the needs and capabilities of the individual, no matter to which key population he or she belongs to."
"Every new HIV infection is one too many. We need to do everything we can to stop new infections from happening."
"A world without aids, together making a dream become reality!"
The exciting challenge of our comprehensive and coherent approach is not only the prevention of further transmission of HIV, but also to contribute to better health for both people with HIV, as well as for those who may be exposed to HIV.
"Rapid recognition and treatment of HIV in a person with acute infection is crucial for a good prognosis and to reduce transmission. This requires specific diagnostic and treatment facilities."
"Maximal collaboration with all parties is necessary to prevent new hiv-infections in the Netherlands.
"Prevention of HIV in The Netherlands is effective and yet we have approximately a 1.000 new HIV diagnoses each year. Around 700 of the new cases concern gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. These numbers have to go down. PrEP offers an effective, additional prevention strategy. COC Nederland and other organisations urge the minister of health to make PrEP available as soon as possible to all who want to access this prevention strategy to protect their health."