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Earlier this week, Stool4TB, a large international project which aims to evaluate a new stool-based test for diagnosis of tuberculosis in children and people living with HIV, held its 3-day kick-off virtual meeting. This 4-year project is funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical...

The abstract “It was totally unexpected” - Dr. Joseph Baruch Baluku was both excited and shocked when he was awarded the Joep Lange Award at the INTEREST2020 conference earlier this month. The award will cover Joseph’s next year’s INTEREST registration costs and travel costs. It was Joseph’s...

The 13th NCHIV, Netherlands Conference on HIV, took place on 24 & 26 November featuring many renowned speakers, all addressing HIV pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment. The conference, which usually takes place in Amsterdam, went online for the first time, and proved to be a great...

Despite being held online, the Masterclass 2020 edition was a great success! The Joep Lange Chair & Fellows Program Masterclass, which took place on November 26 & 27 allowed 9 PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research and receive feedback from their peers...

“AIGHD has this strength to be a great collaborative organization that brings all discipline together and both researchers and academia”. With the recent appointment of Associate Prof. Anniek de Ruijter to the AIGHD executive board, AIGHD has become an even more interdisciplinary organization. In addition...

For World AIDS day 2020, AIGHD takes you back nearly 20 years to 2001, when Heineken was one of the first multinational companies to provide free HIV treatment to employees and their relatives in several African countries. This private initiative was a result of Dr....

On November 19, Malon Van den Hof successfully defended her PhD “Growing up with HIV: Research into brain development and long-term health” in the Agnietenkapel in Amsterdam. She presented in front of family, friends, jury, her promoter Prof. Dr. Peter Reiss and co-promotors Dr. Dasja...

One PhD in Two Time Zones When he was still a medical student in Vietnam, Hai was confronted with a life-changing event during a trip to a remote area in Vietnam. He met an elderly woman, who was severely ill from tuberculosis on the verge of...

Day 1- AMR: what is it and why is it so pressing? We introduce SoNAR-Global Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites change in ways that render ineffective the drugs used to cure infections. In other words, medicines become less effective, making infections...