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Amsterdam 90-90-90 Targets (2016) PLHIV: 6,150

94%

93%

95%

Source: Provided by the City of Amsterdam

Amsterdam HIV Care Continuum (2016) PLHIV: 6,150

94%

89%

87%

83%

Source: Provided by the City of Amsterdam

Mayor's Message

“AIDS is not over and there is no reason to lean backwards. But at the same time we should avoid despair, we have good reasons to be hopeful. Amsterdam will start at home by stepping up our efforts to ensure we will be an aids-free city in 2030. It is an acknowledgement of all that we have achieved in our response to HIV. In recent years Amsterdam met the UN 90/90/90 goals. These facts means a lot in terms of improving the lives of thousands of people.

But that is still not the case around the world. The reasons why so many people in the world are still denied treatment are almost never medical reasons. They are bigotry, homophobia, religious fanaticism, unjust economic systems, and indifferent governments. Our weapons are not just medicine and evidence, but more important, our ideals of freedom, open mindedness and social progress. We believe Amsterdam has a responsibility to share its experiences with other cities. If cities cooperate internationally (like in the fast track cities initiative) urban centers around the world will greatly benefit from exchanging success stories and lessons learned in striving for zero new infections. Amsterdam will do its part, let’s do it together worldwide.”

Femke Halsema
Mayor of Amsterdam
Mayor's Office

Femke Halsema, Mayor of Amsterdam

Herengracht 502 1017 CB Amsterdam

14 020

Mayor’s Office Contact Form :

Mayor’s point of contact for FTCI

Tom van Benthem, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for GGD Amsterdam

tvbenthem@ggd.amsterdam.nl

Community Leadership Messages

"We find it unacceptable that hundreds of new HIV infections occur year after year in the Netherlands that could have been prevented."

Louise van Deth
Director
AIDS Fonds / STOP AIDS NOW!

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

Maria Prins
Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Head Department of Research, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Public Health Service of 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."

Dr. Udi Davidovich
Research & Prevention of Infectious Diseases, Head of the Online Research & Prevention unit (ORP)
Amsterdam Public Health Service & The University of Amsterdam

"Every new HIV infection is one too many. We need to do everything we can to stop new infections from happening."

Dr. Peter Reiss, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Dept. of Global Health, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, and Director HIV Monitoring Foundation

"A world without aids, together making a dream become reality!"

Prof. dr. Jan van Bergen GP
Professor by Special Appointment of First-line Treatment for HIV and STIs University of Amsterdam’s (UvA)
Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA).

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.

Wim Zuilhof
Program manager of the national HIV and STI prevention program for MSM and ethnic minorities at Soa Aids Nederland.

"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."

Godelieve J. de Bree, MD PhD
Internist-infectious diseases specialist, clinical immunologist
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development

"Maximal collaboration with all parties is necessary to prevent new hiv-infections in the Netherlands.

Prof. Dr. Suzanne E. Geerlings
Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam

"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."

Koen van Dijk
Director
COC Netherlands

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