Goal of this project is to improve the access and adherence to HIV care among people with a migrant background in Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam. Trained peers will contribute to improve testing rates within migrant communities in Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam. Also the peers will support people with a migrant background who have just found out about their HIV status. Through self-help groups the peers will also improve the position of migrants living with HIV.
There will be a specific focus on people from a Surinamese background as HIV is more prevalent in this group. Through qualitative anthropological research will be investigated why people with a Surinamese background are not getting tested earlier. Outcomes from this research will be used to improve testing services.

Project details

Time frame
31 December 2015 - 30 June 2018
€ 350,000
Active in


1. Omlaag brengen van aantal EM dat niet op de hoogte is van zijn/ haar hiv-status en daardoor verminderen van late presentatie.
2. verhogen van aantal EM met een ondetecteerbare virale load.

Community groups

mensen met hiv


mensen met hiv in Nederland uit etnische minderheidsgroepen testen later dan gemiddeld en hebben een achterstand voor wat betreft hun kennis en hun gezondheid.

Eerder hiv status kennen
Eerder in behandeling komen
Therapietrouw blijven


< 200,000 new HIV infections globally
Contributed within this project
Radical reduction in the Big Six STIs and 0 new HIV infections
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