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Welcome to the Centre for Health & Infectious Disease Research (CHIP), a Centre of Global Excellence


CHIP recently moved offices to Rigshopitalet, where the research centre is an integrated part of the Department of Infectious Disease and Rheumatology, Finsencentret.



Download the Global Excellence Catalogue in English (1 MB)

The AIM of CHIP is the execution of front-line research in order to improve the treatment and management of patient care related to HIV and other infectious diseases. The direct collaboration with Rigshospitalet ensures a constant link to patient care and management, ensuring experiences from the clinic are translated into research and teaching.


Updated: 08 Apr 2014


           
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06 Mar 2014
CROI 2014

CROI 2014 will take place 3 - 6 March 2014 in Boston, Massachusettes. The following will be presented at CROI and will be available for download immediately following their presentation:

Association Between Dideoxynucleoside Analogues (d-drugs) and End-Stage Liver Disease (ESLD) Presented by Lene Ryom on behalf of D:A:D
Presentation

Predictors of Progression, Stabilisation or Improvement of eGFR After Chronic Renal Impairment Presented by Lene Ryom on behalf of D:A:D
Presentation

Is there continued evidence for an association between abacavir and myocardial infarction risk? Presented by Caroline Sabin on behalf of D:A:D
Presentation

Liver-related death among HIV/HCV coinfected individuals, implications for the era of directly acting antivirals Presented by Daniel Grint on behalf of EuroSIDA
Presentation





04 Mar 2014
PARTNER Data Presented at CROI 2014

Please follow the links below to view the slide presentation and Q&As for the data presented at CROI 2014 from the PARTNER study.

Presentation
PARTNER Q & A

Find out more about the PARTNER study by following this link.



22 Jan 2014
CHIP Newsletter to Collaborators

CHIP has recently made substantial changes to its location, image and structure. You can read about these changes and other news in the CHIP Newsletter



20 Dec 2013
UNICEF Report on Children and AIDS

Jeffrey Lazarus, CHIP, was a lead co-author of the new UNICEF report: Towards an AIDS-free generation: Children and AIDS Sixth Stocktaking report, 2013. For more information, please follow this link.


17 Dec 2013
CHIP named WHO Collaborating Centre

CHIP was recently designated the WHO Collaborating Centre on HIV and Viral Hepatitis.

The collaboration between CHIP, Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen and the WHO Office for Europe was celebrated on 9 December 2013 with a reception at Rigshospitalet.



17 Dec 2013
CHIP and Urban Health Systems

Jeffrey Lazarus, CHIP, looks at urban health systems. See the video (in English) in the article "Indvandringen fra land til by kan styrke økonomien - eller få katastofale følger."



05 Dec 2013
EuroCoord and World AIDS Day 2013

The EuroCoord Scientific Oversight group has released an article for World AIDS Day 2013 which summarises a few of its research successes in the past 12 months. To view the article, please follow this link.


04 Nov 2013
European HIV Testing Week 2013

HIV Testing week, click here for more info - www.hivtestingweek.eu

The HIV in Europe Initiative is inviting the European Community to unite for one week Friday 22 - Friday 29 November 2013 to support European HIV Testing Week.

The aim of the European HIV Testing Week is to increase the proportion of people who are aware of their HIV status and to reduce late HIV diagnosis.

For more information and to sign up now, visit www.hivtestingweek.eu.


21 Oct 2013
EACS Presentations

The presentations from the 14th European AIDS Conference, 16-18 October 2013, Brussels, Belgium are now available.

To access the presentations, please follow this link.



10 Oct 2013
Health Systems Global Call for Abstracts

Health Systems Global (www.healthsystemsglobal.org), hosted by CHIP at Copenhagen University, is proud to announce a call for abstracts for the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Cape Town, South Africa, from 30 September to 3 October 2014. All those concerned with health systems research are invited to submit a proposal for an individual presentation or an organized session on the Symposium theme: the science and practice of people-centred health systems.

For guidelines on submission (including field-building dimensions and research topics), the review process and details on types of session in the programme, follow this link.

Whether you work in government, academia, or the private sector, as a health practitioner or in the community in a field that affects health, bring your knowledge and experience to Cape Town. Help make the Symposium multidisciplinary and truly global.

Follow us on Twitter: @H_S_Global


10 Oct 2013
Global Hepatitis Report

Global policy report on the prevention and control of viral hepatitis from the WHO now available

The first WHO global hepatitis report was written by CHIP staff (Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Kelly Safreed-Harmon and Ida Sperle) in coordination with the World Health Organization’s Global Hepatitis Programme and the World Hepatitis Alliance

Please follow this link to learn more about the report and accompanying commentaries.



04 Sep 2013
MATCH featured in Rigshospitalet's Scientific Report 2012

The MATCH Programme, coordinated through CHIP, has been featured in the 2012 Rigshospital Scientific Report. The report is available online in both Danish and English.

For information on MATCH, please follow this link.


06 May 2013
Annual Report 2012

The CHIP annual report for 2012 is now available. Read the report online here.

09 Apr 2013
CROI 2013

At the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, CROI 2013, taking place in Atlanta, USA from March 3-6 2013, the following will be presented:

DAD oral presentation:

- Predictors of Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease in HIV Positive Persons in D:A:D

DAD posters:

- Increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) with age in men: a comparison of D:A:D with HIV negative CVD risk equations

- Cancer Risk and Use of PI or NNRTI-based Combination Antiretroviral Therapy (cART)

-Improvements in Short-Term Mortality Following Myocardial Infarction (MI): the D:A:D Study

COHERE poster:

The incidence of AIDS defining events (ADEs) at a current CD4 count ≥ 200/mm3 in the post combination antiretroviral therapy era.

EuroSIDA posters:

- A comparison of estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs) using Cockcroft-Gault (CG) and the CKD-EPI estimating equations

- Increased Risk of Antiretroviral Drug Discontinuation among Patients with High Hyaluronic Acid, a Marker of Liver Fibrosis

INSIGHT posters:

Inflammation and Coagulation Markers are Associated with Anemia in Antiretroviral-treated HIV Disease

Lene Ryom Nielsen and Alvaro Humberto Dinez Borges, both phD students at CHIP, have received the Young Investigator Award.

20 Dec 2012
Retningslinjer for håndtering af influenza

Retningslinjer for håndtering af influenza kan hentes her

Kontakt til udvalgssekretariat: 35455762 (læge – døgnåbent)/35455757 (logistik) (e-mail-adresse: influenza@cphiv.dk).



03 Dec 2012
CHIP Presentations at Glasgow 2012

CHIP presentations from Glasgow 2012 are now available. To view the presentations, please follow this link.

19 Nov 2012
CHIP Initiative: Health Systems Global

CHIP has co-founded the first professional society in the field of health systems research: Health Systems Global

Read more:

English

Danish



10 Sep 2012

Copenhagen HIV Programme presents at ICAAC in San Francisco

CHIP represented by Caspar da Cunha-Bang will be presenting at ICAAC in San Francisco on September 9-12, 2012

Oral presentation: "The Time Course Of Development And Impact From Viral Resistance Against Ganciclovir In Cytomegalovirus Infection Complicating Course After Transplantation"

Poster presentation: “Evaluation of novel programme aimed at reducing the risk of severe viral infections, including cytomegalovirus, following solid organ transplantation”

The poster will be available here after the presentation.

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31 Aug 2012
Annual Report 2011

The CHIP annual report for 2011 is now available

read more...

13 Dec 2011

HIV in Europe Conference 2012

The HIV in Europe Initiative is happy to announce that the next HIV in Europe Conference will be:

19-20 March 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark
Venue: Panum Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Copenhagen University

The conference will mark 5 years of the initiative joining civil society, policy makers, health professionals and European public health institutions to enhance the evidence base around topics related to optimal testing and earlier care of HIV. A call for abstracts and scholarship application procedures will be sent out end of September along with more information on this important conference.
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20 Sep 2011
EACS Conference, Belgrade, October 2011

A list of CHIP presentations for the 13th European AIDS Conference (EACS) is now available.

The presentations will be available after the conference.
read more...

06 May 2011
Jens Lundgren featured in the Lancet Infectious Diseases

Jens Lundgren is featured in the May issue of the Lancet Infectious Diseases, discussing the HIV endemic in Europe and highlighting the PARTNER study and the HIV in Europe Initiative.

05 Apr 2011
Global Excellence Report

In September 2010, CHIP was awarded by Region Hovedstaden as a Centre of Global Excellence. The Global Excellence Report, highlighting the projects and studies at CHIP, is now available both online and as a hard copy.


To view or download the report as a pdf, please follow this link.


01 Mar 2011
CROI 2011, Boston

A list of CHIP presentations for CROI is now available.

Presentations

Please note that presentations will not be available to download until after the conference.

18 Feb 2011
Annual Report 2010

The CHIP annual report for 2010 is now available.

To download or view the report, please follow this link (pdf).


04 Feb 2011
CHIP Launches One-week Copenhagen Summer University Course

In collaboration with Copenhagen University, CHIP is launching a one-week summer course entitled 'Effective response to major infectious diseases - Where medicine meets public health policy'.
For information on the course and how to register, please follow this link.



15 Nov 2010
Executive Course on HIV

The University of Copenhagen is offering an advanced intensive 5-week course in HIV-related diseases and treatment aimed at health professionals working in the field of HIV/AIDS.
This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the scope and manifestations of HIV-related diseases, their management and care. Special emphasis will be placed on co-infections, co-morbidities and state-of-the-art treatment. Participants completing the course will be able to work across sectors and in different geographical, social and cultural settings at an expert level.

For additional information and course application, please follow this link.


08 Nov 2010
CHIP Presents at HIV10 Glasgow

CHIP will be presenting oral and poster presentations at HIV10 Glasgow this week. They will be available here after they have been presented.

Presentations


27 Sep 2010
MATCH Launch

We are happy to annouce the launch of the MATCH database 1 October 2010. For more information, please see MATCH.

13 Sep 2010
ICAAC Poster presentation

Copenhagen HIV Programme was represented by the following presentation at ICAAC - the 2010 Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy taking place in Boston on September 12-15, 2010:


Associations Between Protease Inhibitors (PI) and QTc and PR Durations in the Strategies for Management of Antiretroviral Therapy (SMART) Trial



26 Jul 2010
CHIP presents at XVIII International AIDS Conference

CHIP will be presenting 3 posters this week at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna.

Causes of death in HIV/TB coinfected patients: Results from the HIV/TB collaborative study. A Panteleev, D Podlekareva, W Bannister, V Riekstina, A Rakhmanova, F Post, JM Miro, H Furrer, M Bruyand, RF Miller, E Girardi, M Losso, J Toibaro, J Caylá, N Obel, A Skrahin, N Chentsova, JD Lundgren, A Mocroft, O Kirk, and the HIV/TB study group

Disclosure and preceived HIV-related discrimination in Danish dental clinics. M Mansfeld, P Björkman

Overcoming obstacles to late presentation for HIV in Europe. JV Lazarus, D Raben, T Coenen, JD Lundgren, HIV in Europe Steering Committee

The posters will be available for viewing on the CHIP website after they have been presented in Vienna.


14 Jul 2010
Master of HIV

The University of Copenhagen has announced that the Master of HIV will be launched in September 2011.

For additional information about the Master of HIV, please follow this link.

31 Mar 2010
Annual Report 2009

CHIP's 2009 annual report is now available. To view or download the report, please follow this link.

31 Mar 2010
EuroSIDA Booklet 2009

The 2009 EuroSIDA booklet has recently been published and is now available to download as a pdf on the CHIP website.
read more...

22 Feb 2010
D:A:D CROI Presentations now online

Trigylcerides and the risk of myocardial infarction in the D:A:D study
S Worm, A Kamara, W El-Sadr, O Kirk, E Fontas, P Reiss, A Phillips, M Bruyand, A d'Arminio Monforte, M Law, R Weber, J Lundgren, C Sabin, on behalf of the D:A:D Study Group

Presentation

Rates of Cardiovascular Disease Following Smoking Cessation in Patients with HIV Infection: Results from the D:A:D Study
K Petoumenos, S Worm, P Reiss, S De Wit, A d'Arminio Monforte, N Friis-Møller, R Weber, P Mercie, C Pradier, J Lundgren, on behalf of the D:A:D Study Group

Presentation



18 Feb 2010
EuroSIDA CROI oral presentation now online

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and exposure to antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in a large cohort with long-term follow-up: the EuroSIDA Study. O Kirk, A Mocroft, P Reiss, S De Wit, D Sedlacek, M Beniowski, J Gatell, A Phillips, B Ledergerber, J Lundgren, for the EuroSIDA study group

Presentation Questions and answers

17 Feb 2010
CROI 2010, San Francisco

A list of CHIP presentations for CROI 2010 is now available.

All CHIP presentations and posters will be available for download as soon as they have been presented at the conference.
read more...

03 Feb 2010
Master of HIV

Two articles have recently been published about the new Master of HIV program. To read the articles, please follow these links:

Politiken article and U-Landsnyt article


17 Dec 2009
INSIGHT papers accepted for publication

The following INSIGHT papers have been accepted for publication within the last week:

Markers of inflammation, coagulation and renal function are elevated in adults with HIV infection. Journal of Infectious Disease

Risk of all-cause mortality associated with non-fatal AIDS and serious non-AIDS events among adults infected with HIV. AIDS.

In addition, a letter regarding the SMART study has been accepted for publication in Lancet. The letter is available here for download as a pdf. For more information, please visit the INSIGHT website.



18 Nov 2009
Update - EACS Conference 2009 Cologne

To see pdf versions of the oral presentations and posters presented at the EACS Conference in Cologne, as well as Jens Lundgren's plenary presentation, please follow this link.

A link to the HIV in Europe session will soon be available.


17 Nov 2009
EACS Conference 2009 Cologne

The next EACS Conference will be 11-14 November, 2009 in Cologne, Germany.

Click here for a list of oral presentations and posters to be presented at the conference.

Please follow the links below for information about meetings to be held during the conference.

EuroSIDA Meetings

DAD Meeting

HIV-TB Meeting



30 Oct 2009
HIV in Europe 2009 Stockholm

CHIP is co-chairing the HIV in Europe 2009 Follow-up Meeting, 2nd and 3rd of November 2009 at the Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Follow the seminars from HIV in Europe 2009 Stockholm live at:
www.hiveurope.eu

04 Sep 2009
FLU Studies

INSIGHT is conducting two international observational studies on the pandemic Influenza virus (H1N1v). The studies will open in September 2009. CHIP is coordinating these studies in 11 countries within Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden).
read more...

12 Mar 2009
CROI Final Slides

The final slides from CROI 2009 are now available. To access, please follow the link below.
read more...

27 Feb 2009
NIH Press Release

IL-2 Immunotherapy Fails to Benefit HIV-Infected Individuals Already Taking Antiretrovirals. Click here to read.



27 Feb 2009
CROI 2009

Posters and Presentations at CROI 2009

Association between modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors and specific causes of death in the HAART era: Results from the D:A:D study. C Smith, R Weber, S Worm, A Phillips, R Thiebaut, N Friis-Møller, C Pradier, O Kirk, A d'Arminio Monforte, W El Sadr, P Reiss, J Lundgren, C Sabin on behalf of the D:A:D Study Group.Oral 113 KB


Risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in those exposed to specific antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) from the protease (PI), non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase (NNRTI) and nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) drug classes: the D:A:D Study. JD Lundgren, P Reiss, S W Worm, W El-Sadr, S DeWit, R Weber, A d'Arminio Monforte, O Kirk, E Fontas, F Dabis, M G Law, N Friis-Møller, A N Phillips, C Sabin, on behalf of the D:A:D study group.Oral 115 KB.

To watch the presentation, click here. To access the Framingham Risk Calculator, click here .



01 Dec 2008
Interview med Jens Lundgren i Information

Information bringer i dag, 1. december, interview med Jens Lundgren.

Læs interviewet her



28 Nov 2008
To ledige stillinger hos CHIP

CHIP søger i øjeblikket en professorsekretær/koordinator og en bioinformatiker. Se nedenstående link for yderligere detaljer.
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28 Nov 2008
SILCAAT Newsletter No 9

The SILCAAT Newsletter No 9 is now out. Please follow the link to see the newsletter.
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24 Nov 2008
Forskningsfrihed - artikel i Universitetsavisen

Interview med Jens Lundgren og Signe Worm i Universitetsavisen nr. 14, 21. november 2008 omkring forskningsfrihed.

Læs artiklen her



21 Nov 2008
European Parliament - Resolution on HIV/AIDS

The European Parliament has on the 19 November 2008 adopted the motion for a resolution on HIV/AIDS: Early Diagnosis and Early Care. 

Summary of the debate

The Joint Motion for a Resolution



18 Nov 2008
Ophæv HIV-loven - præciseringer

På baggrund af pressens omtale af vores forslag om at ophæve "HIV-loven" vil vi gerne præcisere vores holdninger.

Se dette link for at læse mere.

Se desuden også:

Policy Brief: Criminalization of HIV Transmission fra UNAIDS

Criminalisation of HIV Transmission in Europe fra Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS Europe and Terrence Higgins Trust.

Criminilization of HIV Transmission and exposure fra IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation)



10 Nov 2008
Presentations at HIV9 Glasgow

Please follow the link to find the poster versions of the HIV9 CHIP presentations.
read more...

04 Nov 2008
New DHHS Guidelines

The DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services) in the US has on the 3 November 2008 released a new set of guidelines for the use of antiretrovirals in HIV-1-infected adults and adolencents. To see the guidelines please follow this link
read more...

05 Sep 2008
EuroSIDA article No. 100!

EuroSIDA articel No. 100 was accepted for press this week!
read more...

05 Sep 2008
Two SMART & SMART/DAD articles published

This week the final report on SMART is published as lead article in Annals of Internal Medicine. Additionally, also as lead article this week the follow-up story to Abacavir is published in AIDS.


read more...

19 Aug 2008
XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City

Jens Lundgren made a presentation on Thursday August 7th 2008 on data from the SMART trial providing further evidence that abacavir (Ziagen) may be associated with a higher rate of cardiovascular events.

The presentation can be found here

09 Jul 2008
D:A:D Summer Newsletter

The D:A:D Summer Newsletter is out and can be found following this link
read more...

09 Jul 2008
EuroSIDA Summer Newsletter

The EuroSIDA Summer Newsletter is out now. Please follow this link to read it
read more...

17 Jun 2008
HIV Drug Resistance Workshop

Two posters were presented at the XVII International HIV Drug Resistance Workshop held in Sitges June 10-14, 2008. To see the posters please follow the link below.
read more...

02 Apr 2008
D:A:D publication in The Lancet

The article "Use of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors and risk of myocardial infarction in HIV-infected patients enrolled in the D:A:D study: a multi-cohort collaboration" is published online today in The Lancet. Please follow this link http://www.thelancet.com/journals/eop

To see D:A:D position statement, please follow the link below


read more...

01 Apr 2008
Signal Report from Uppsala Monitoring Centre

The Uppsala Monitoring Centre (A WHO Collaborative Centre; http://www.who-umc.org/DynPage.aspx) has recently released a signal report from May 2005 detecting a signal associating abacavir with increased risk of myocardial infarction. The report can be downloaded from their website by use of the following link: http://www.who-umc.org/graphics/15962.pdf.

26 Mar 2008
Ledig stilling hos CHIP

Der er i øjeblikket et ledig stilling som Personlig Assistent/sekretær hos CHIP. For yderligere information følg nedenstående link.
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04 Mar 2008
INSIGHT Newsletter

The INSIGHT newsletter for February 2008 can be found following the link below.
read more...

22 Feb 2008
ESPRIT/SILCAAT Newsletter

To read the latest ESPRIT/SILCAAT newsletter from 22 February 2008 please follow the link below
read more...

04 Feb 2008
D:A:D position statement

In connection with the presentation at CROI 2008 of the D:A:D poster with the title “Recent Use of Abacavir and Didanosine, but not of Thymidine Analogues, Is Associated with Risk of Myocardial Infarction”(poster No. 957c) the D:A:D steering committee has released a position statement.

To read the position statement, please follow this link

To see the poster, please follow this link



04 Feb 2008
Posters presented at CROI 2008

The posters presented at CROI 2008 can be found on the CHIP website the day they are presented at the conference. Please follow the link below

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31 Jan 2008
STALWART Newsletter No. 3

The third STALWART newsletter is now out. To find the newsletter please follow the link below
read more...

21 Jan 2008
Investigator meeting at CROI

An INSIGHT/SILCAAT Joint Scientific Session will be held on
Sunday, 3 February 2008 in Boston in conjunction with the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).  Deadline for registration is 25 January 2008.

For further details, please follow the link below.


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02 Jan 2008
CHIP New Years Letter

The CHIP New Years Letter is now available, and can be found here.

14 Dec 2007
EuroCOORD/COHERE meeting at CROI

A EuroCOORD/COHERE meeting will be held in connection with the 15th CROI Conference in Boston. For further details please follow the link below.
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13 Dec 2007
D:A:D SC meeting at CROI

A D:A:D Steering Committee meeting will be held in connection with the 15th CROI conference in Boston. Please follow the link for further details.
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16 Nov 2007
Tiltrædelsesforedrag 30. november

Professor Jens D. Lundgren vil den 30. november holde sin tiltrædelsesforelæsning i Haderup Auditoriet på Panum samtidig vil der være indvielse af CHIPs nye lokaler.

Se invitationen her

On the 30 November Professor Jens D. Lundgren will hold his inaugural speech in the Haderup Auditorium at the Panum Institute and the opening of CHIPs new premises will take place

Invitation in English here 



01 Nov 2007
CHIP Report 2006/2007

The CHIP report for 2006/2007 can be downloaded following the link below. To receive a hard copy please contact us at chip@cphiv.dk
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24 Oct 2007
EACS Posters

Please use link below to download posters presented at the 11th European AIDS Conference in Madrid, 24-27 October 2007
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11 Oct 2007
HIV in Europe

HIV in Europe 2007: Working together for optimal testing and earlier care
University of Copenhagen (represented by Copenhagen HIV Programme)and AIDS Action Europe with technical assistance from WHO Europe have come together to organise a pan-European conference entitled "HIV in Europe 2007: Working together for optimal testing and earlier care" in anticipation of World AIDS Day 2007. For further details on the conference, please follow this link.
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28 Sep 2007
STALWART Newsletter

The second STALWART newsletter is now out. Please follow the link to read the newsletter
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20 Sep 2007
EuroSIDA Newsletter

The EuroSIDA newsletter for the Fall 2007 is now out. Please follow the link to find the newsletter
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29 Aug 2007
EuroSIDA investigator meeting

An EuroSIDA investigator meeting will be held in connection with the 11th European AIDS Conference in Madrid October 24-27, 2007. Please follow link for more details.
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28 Aug 2007
Upcoming INSIGHT/SILCAAT meeting

A joint INSIGHT/SILCAAT investigator meeting will be held in connection with the 11th European AIDS Conference in Madrid October 24-27, 2007. Please follow link for more details.
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20 Aug 2007
D:A:D SC meeting

A D:A:D meeting for Steering Committee members and Database Managers will be held 2 October 2007. Please follow link for more details.
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16 Aug 2007
INSIGHT Newsletter

INSIGHT newsletter for July 2007 can be found following the link below
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19 Jul 2007
EuroSIDA publication in The Lancet

The EuroSIDA article "Normalisation of CD4 counts in patients with HIV-1 infection and maximum virological suppression who are taking combination antiretroviral therapy: an observational cohort study" has been published today online in The Lancet
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25 Jun 2007
INSIGHT/SILCAAT Joint Scientific Session

The meeting is scheduled to precede the opening of the 4th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention. Please follow link for more details and registration
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20 Jun 2007
SMART Newsletter

SMART ICC newsletter for June 2007 is now out. Please follow link for further details
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13 Jun 2007
XVI International HIV Drug Resistance Workshop

Please find the 4 posters presented at the XVI International HIV Drug Resistance Workshop in Barbados by following the link below

read more...

23 May 2007
Two new EuroSIDA publications

Two recent EuroSIDA publications in AIDS this month. Please follow the link below 
read more...

26 Apr 2007
D:A:D article in NEJM

The article `Class of Antiretroviral Drugs and the Risk of Myocardial Infarction´ is published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Please follow the link below for further information and see press release (in Danish)
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20 Apr 2007
EACS 5th Advanced HIV Course

The European AIDS Clinical Society / EACS announces the 5th Advanced HIV Course Management of HIV Treatment. Please follow the link below for further details.
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30 Mar 2007
Drug Resistance Conference in Cascais

Please go to the link below to see poster from the 5th European HIV Drug Resistance Workshop in Cascais, Portugal
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29 Mar 2007
SILCAAT Recycling Status

It is now possible to follow the recycling status for each SILCAAT site in the Copenhagen region under SILCAAT at the CHIP website. The status will be updated every week. Please follow the status of your own country carefully.
Please follow the link below.

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28 Mar 2007
ESPRIT Recycling Status

It is now possible to follow the recycling status for each ESPRIT site in the Copenhagen region under ESPRIT at the CHIP website. The status will be updated every week. Please follow the status of your own country carefully.

Please follow the link below.


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13 Mar 2007
INSIGHT website

The INSIGHT website is now up and running and the old websites have been closed down as of 12 March 2007. New passwords have been sent to all sites. If you for some reason has not received the new password, please contact CHIP. To go to the INSIGHT website please use the link below
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27 Feb 2007
CROI Posters

The six posters from the CROI conference in Los Angeles, February 25-28 can be downloaded and printed if you follow the link below.
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21 Feb 2007
SILCAAT Newsletter No. 7

The SILCAAT ICC Newsletter No.7 is out now, please follow link for details.
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09 Feb 2007
DAD meeting at CROI

A DAD steering committee meeting will be held in connection with the CROI conference. Please follow this link for further details.
read more...

01 Feb 2007
Investigator meeting at CROI

An INSIGHT/SILCAAT investigator meeting will be held in connection with the CROI Conference in Los Angeles. Please follow link for further details 
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30 Jan 2007
ESPRIT newsletter No. 13

The 13th ESPRIT newsletter is now out, please follow the link for further details
read more...

15 Jan 2007
Article in BMJ on When to Start

An editorial was published in BMJ 13 January with the title
When should antiretroviral therapy for HIV be started?

This question was also commented in the Washington Post on Sunday 7th January 2007 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/06/AR2007010601097.html?referrer=emailarticle

Please follow this link to find the article


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30 Nov 2006
SMART publication in NEJM

The publication from the SMART study "CD4+ Count–Guided Interruption of Antiretroviral Treatment" is published in the New England Journal on the 30 November 2006 together with an editorial.

Please follow the links below to see the article and editorial:

Article: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/355/22/2283

Editorial: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/355/22/2359



24 Nov 2006
CROI 2007 presentations

At the CROI Conference taking place in Los Angeles in February 2007, 4 abstract from the DAD study and 2 from the EuroSIDA study have been accepted. The DAD study will have 1 oral and 3 poster presentations and the EuroSIDA study will have 2 posters.

21 Aug 2006
New D:A:D publication

The D:A:D article 'Liver-Related Deaths in Persons Infected With the Human Immunodeficiency Virus: The D:A:D Study' is out now in Archives of Internal Medicine. Please follow the link below to see the abstract.
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14 Jul 2006
The INSIGHT Network

The INSIGHT leadership application has been viewed favorable by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a grant has been received to support the "International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trial (INSIGHT)".
INSIGHT (International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trial) is a merger of two existing NIAID-funded clinical trials research groups, ESPRIT (Evaluation of Subcutaneous Proleukin in a Randomized International Trial) and the CPCRA (Terry Bain Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS). Leadership for ESPRIT, SMART and STALWART will be assumed by the new INSIGHT network.

 



07 Jul 2006
STALWART Newsletter

The first STALWART newsletter is now ready. Please follow the link to find it.
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07 Jul 2006
ESPRIT newsletter

The 12th ESPRIT newsletter is now out. Please follow the link to find the newsletter
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26 Jun 2006
EuroSIDA newsletter

The EuroSIDA summer newsletter for 2006 is now out. Please find it under the link below.
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03 Apr 2006
DAD publication in HIV medicine

The DAD article "The use of the Framingham equation to predict myocardial infarction in HIV infected patients" is out now in HIV medicine

15 Feb 2006
EuroSIDA Spring Newsletter

The EuroSIDA Spring 2006 newsletter is now out. Please use link to go to newsletter.
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08 Feb 2006
CROI 2006 Presentations

Please follow the link to see the oral presentations and posters presented at the CROI 2006.
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18 Jan 2006
SMART study - news release

NIH today announced that enrollment into the SMART trial has been stopped. Enrollment was stopped because those patients receiving episodic therapy had twice the risk of disease progression (the development of clinical AIDS or death), the major outcome of the study.

NIAID made the decision to halt enrollment in collaboration with the study’s Executive Committee and following a recommendation received from an independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB). The DSMB, charged with regularly evaluating data and safety issues during the multi-year trial, conducted a review of the interim study data in early January.

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22 Nov 2005
Presentations at EACS in Dublin

CHIP was represented with four posters and four oral presentations at the EACS in Dublin 17-20 November 2005. Please press the link to see titles and posters.

26 Oct 2005
Two articles from the D:A:D study

Two articles from the D:A:D study are in press, and will appear shortly in Antiviral Therapy and HIV Medicine

12 Oct 2005
EuroSIDA newsletter Fall 2005

The EuroSIDA newsletter Fall 2005 can now be found at the website, please use the link below

11 Oct 2005
DAD newsletter

The latest DAD newsletter, no. 9 October 2005, is now out and can be found by using the link below

23 Aug 2005
EuroSIDA publications

Two more EuroSIDA articles have been accepted for publication in AIDS and Antiviral Therapy repectively.

23 Aug 2005
EuroSIDA newsletter Summer 2005

The EuroSIDA newsletter for the summer 2005 is now available. Please press the link to go to the newsletter.

05 Aug 2005
4000th patient in SMART!

Today the 4000th patient was enrolled in SMART! This means that 2/3rds have been enrolled - congratulations to all!

29 Jul 2005
SMART RCC Newsletter No. 5

The SMART RCC Newsletter No. 5 is today being distributed. The RCC Newsletter is electronically available.

12 Jul 2005
Rio - Joined Investigators Meeting

A Joint Scientific Session for SMART, SILCAAT, ESPRIT, and STALWART investigators is planned for Sunday afternoon, 24 July 2005 from 13:00-17:00. For furher information please press the link.

11 Jul 2005
INSIGHT network application

The INSIGHT application has now been completed and submitted to the NIH. Thank you very much to everybody that has been supporting this application process with help and information.

27 Jun 2005
SMART site open in Lituania

The Lithuanian AIDS Center in Lithuania was opened last week and is now ready to enroll patients - congratulations! In the Copenhagen Region we have now enrolled 350 patients into SMART.

26 Apr 2005
EuroSIDA Newsletter April 2005

The latest EuroSIDA newsletter of April 2005 is now available on the website, please use the link below for access

25 Apr 2005
CHIP annual report 2004

The CHIP annual report 2004 is ready and can be found on the website, please use the link below

15 Apr 2005
SMART Patient no. 100 in Germany!

SMART patient no. 100 was randomised yesterday in Germany at the J.W Goethe University Hospital. Congratulations!

13 Apr 2005
ESPRIT/SILCAAT RCC Newsletter

A combined ESPRIT (no. 9) and SILCAAT (no 5) newsletter is now available on the website. The main topic in this newsletter is the IL-2 re-cycling. Please use the link for further information.

05 Mar 2005
Patient No. 3000 in SMART

Today patient No. 3000 was randomised into the SMART study bringing recruitment half way to the planned inclusion of 6000 patients.

24 Feb 2005
CROI 2005 Posters

2 DAD posters and 4 EuroSIDA posters are presented at CROI 2005. Please use the link below to go to the website from where you will be able to down-load PDF versions of the posters.

17 Feb 2005
DAD 8th newsletter

The 8th DAD newsletter is now available on the website.

16 Feb 2005
DAD documents updated

The DAD study documents have been updated. It is possible to download the new versions as PDF files from the website.

16 Feb 2005
Updated CoDe documents

The pilot has been completed, and we are happy to launch the final CoDe (Coding of Death in HIV) documents. Please find information about CoDe and the final CoDe documents on the website.

19 Jan 2005
EuroSIDA at CROI 2005

Four EuroSIDA abstracts have been accepted for the 12th Conference o­n Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections that will take place in Boston, February 2005. For further information on these abstracts and DAD abstracts to be presented at CROI, please see links below.

19 Jan 2005
CHIP Presentations at CROI 2005

Jens Lundgren has been invited to speak at the 12th Conference o­n Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections that will take place in Boston, February 2005. Please see link below for further information

19 Jan 2005
DAD Presentations at CROI 2005

Three DAD abstracts (1 oral and 2 posters) have been accepted for the 12th Conference o­n Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections that will take place in Boston, February 2005. Please see link below for further information

04 Jan 2005
DAD SC meeting at CROI

A DAD steering committee meeting will be held in connection with CROI on February 5th.

22 Dec 2004
EuroSIDA publication list updated

We have updated the publication list as several articles now have been published.

09 Dec 2004
EACS Exchange Programme

The EACS Medical Exchange Programme for Young HIV Physicians applocation deadline for 2005 is the 16 January 2005. For further information please see the EACS website.

06 Dec 2004
SMART RCC Newsletter No. 3

The SMART RCC Newsletter No. 3 is today being distributed together with the SMART Provider Update Newsletter to all sites. The RCC Newsletter is electronically available.

06 Dec 2004
Shipping samples to CHIP

The guidelines for shipping samples have changed slightly - there is a requirement for a new label to be added to the shipping boxes used. (IATA packaging instruction 650). Our guidelines have been updated - please see Revised packing instructions

02 Dec 2004
DAD Steering Committee meeting

The next DAD Steering Committee meeting will take place during CROI

16 Nov 2004
New Ph.D. dissertation

CHIP is happy to announce that Nina Friis-Moeller, MD has obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen by succesfully defending her dissertation "Cardiovascular Adverse Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy" on November 12th. Interested parties can obtain a copy of the dissertation by contacting CHIP, or download the pdf document.

08 Nov 2004
CoDe

The CoDe (Coding of Death in HIV) project is now being initiated. A pilot is taking place from Nov 5th - Dec 15th

29 Sep 2004
EuroSIDA Newsletter

The latest newletter from the EuroSIDA study is available.

26 Jul 2004
XV AIDS Conference in Bangkok

Abstracts from the XV International AIDS Conference in Bangkok are now available.

09 Jun 2004
New EuroSIDA publications

The EuroSIDA publication list has been updated with 5 new publications.

26 May 2004
EU Directive effective

On May 1, 2004, EU Directive 2001/20/EC became effective in EU membership countries. A unique EudraCT number must now identify all clinical trials. Please contact CHIP for further information.

04 May 2004
SMART patient no. 1 enrolled

The first SMART patient in the Copenhagen region was randomised earlier today by our colleagues at St. Pierre Hospital in Brussels. Congratulations!!

19 Apr 2004
CHIP Annual Report

Below please find a pdf.-version of the Copenhagen HIV Programme Annual Report 2003 containing information on major events, progress for clinical trials and cohort collaborations. Please contact the CHIP office for hard copies (email:chip@cphiv.dk).

01 Apr 2004
SILCAAT Newletter

The first SILCAAT RCC newsletter for 2004 has been distributed to all sites via email and will also be sent via regular mail, please find link to the newsletter below.

SILCAAT Newsletter


01 Apr 2004
ESPRIT Newsletter

The first ESPRIT RCC newsletter for 2004 has been distributed to all sites via email and regular mail, please find link to the newsletter below.

ESPRIT Newsletter


01 Apr 2004
SMART Newsletter

The first SMART newsletter will be distributed to all sites via email and regular mail, please find link to the newsletter below.

SMART Newsletter


10 Feb 2004
Posters presented at CROI 2004

The following posters were presented at CROI:

D:A:D study: Poster # 737
"Cardio- and Cerebrovascular Events (CVE) and Predicted Rates of Myocardial Infarction (MI) in the D:A:D Study"

Colate study: Poster #549
"Week 48 Analysis of a Phase IV, Randomised, Open-label, Multi-centre Trial to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Continued Lamivudine Twice Daily Versus Discontinuation of Lamivudine in HIV-1 Infected Adults With Virological Failure on Ongoing Combination Treatments Containing Lamivudine: The COLATE Trial"

MaxCmin2 study: Poster #Lipid 720
"Lipid Profiles of Patients Enrolled in the MaxCmin2 Trial: A Randomized, Open-Label, Multicenter Comparative Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r; 400/100 mg bid) versus saquinavir/ritonavir (SAQ/r; 1000/100 mg bid)"

MaxCmin study: Poster # 619b
"The Role of Genetic Polymorphisms of the MDR1 (ABCB1) Gene in the MaxCmin1 Study"

EuroSIDA study: Poster
"Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) in the EuroSIDA Cohort: Prevalence and Impact on Mortality, AIDS Progression and Response to HAART"

EuroSIDA study: Poster #554
"Time to Triple Drug Class Failure after Initiation of HAART"

09 Feb 2004
EuroSIDA Newsletter

The first newsletter for 2004 has been distributed to all sites, please find link to the newsletter below.

06 Feb 2004
Oral presentation at CROI

D:A:D Study: Abstract # N-46;
Session: Complications of HIV Infection and Antiretroviral Therapy (Tuesday February 10th , 10 am - 12:30 pm)
An oral presentation o­n analyses of blood pressure changes and hypertension (R. Thiebaut et al)

02 Feb 2004
DAD Newsletter February 2004

The DAD newsletter of February 2004 is now on the website

01 Dec 2003
UNAIDS - Annual update

The annual AIDS epidemic update reports on the latest developments in the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. With maps and regional summaries, the 2003 edition provides the most recent estimates of the epidemics scope and human toll, explores new trends in the epidemics evolution, and features a special section examining stigma and discrimination.

19 Nov 2003
D:A:D Position Statement

A Position Statement on Combination Antiretroviral Therapy and the Risk of Myocardial Infarction has been released on November 19, 2003.

13 Nov 2003
Links added

New pages on links for various ressources in relation to clinical trials has been added.

06 Nov 2003
SILCAAT Position Statement

A Position Statement on provision of IL-2 to control patients has been released on October 17, 2003 by the Scientific Committee.

31 Oct 2003
SMART Presentation available

The presentation from the recent Investigators meeting in Warsaw is now available on our web-site.

27 Oct 2003
EuroSIDA booklet

A presentation of abstracts from the EuroSIDA Study has just been published under the title "Tracking HIV/AIDS across Europe 2003".

23 Oct 2003
EuroSIDA in Warsaw

Below please find a link for the date, time and location of the EuroSIDA presentations taking place at the EACS conference in Warsaw next week; 5 oral presentations 2 poster presentations

22 Oct 2003
MaxCmin in Warsaw

Below please find a link for the date, time and location of the three MaxCmin oral presentations taking place at the EACS conference in Warsaw next week.

07 Oct 2003
ESPRIT Freq. Raised Issues No 6

A new volume of Frequently Raised Issues has been posted to the ESPRIT investigators web-site adn will be distributed to site in ESPRIT in the next days.

25 Sep 2003
ART Cohort Collaboration in Lancet

An article by Egger et al has been published in Lancet: Prognostic importance of initial response in HIV-1 infected patients starting potent antiretroviral therapy: analysis of prospective studies. Lancet. 2003 Aug 30;362(9385):679-86.

09 Sep 2003
EuroSIDA publication list updated

The publicationlist has been updated with the latest refences to the article: Virological rebound after suppression o­n highly active antiretroviral therapy by Amanda Mocroft et al. in AIDS

27 Aug 2003
MaxCmin1 article in JID

An article on results from the MaxCmin1 trial "Randomized Trial to Evaluate Indinavir/Ritonavir versus Saquinavir/Ritonavir in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1Infected Patients: The MaxCmin1 Trial" has just been published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases (2003;188:635-642)

23 Jul 2003
First sites transferred in SILCAAT

The two sites in Belgium, C.H.U. St. Pierre, Brussels and Institute for Tropical Medicine, Antwerp have now transferred into version 4.0 of the SILCAAT protocol.

04 Jul 2003
EuroSIDA article in Lancet

Today an article by Amanda Mocroft et al. was published in the Lancet, which found a sustained effect of anti-HIV combination treatment since it was introduced in Europe in 1996.

25 Jun 2003
HIV Data Exchange Protocol

Information about the HICDEP - HIV Collaboration Data Exchange Protocol has been added to our web-site.

16 Jun 2003
ESPRIT/SILCAAT Scientific Session

ESPRIT AND SILCAAT: Scientific session on Sunday, July 13 from 13.00 to 16.00 chaired by Drs. Fauci and Kazatchkine

01 Jun 2003
EuroSIDA Newletter June 2003

Dear colleagues.Publications: Since last newsletter, three paper have been published: one of virological deadlock in Antiviral Therapy with Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri as first author, one on the influence of gender on the response to HAART in JAIDS with Antonia Moore as first author, and finally the DAD baseline paper in AIDS with Nina Friis-Møller as first author. In addition, three papers have been accepted for publication: one on changes in mortality and morbidity with Amanda Mocroft as first author will appear in Lancet, another also with Amanda as first author analysing the virological rebound in AIDS and one on low CD4 response to HAART despite undetectable viral load headed by Eric Florence from Antwerp has been accepted by HIV Medicine.

31 May 2003
ESPRIT Randomisation closed!

Dear colleagues, we finished enrollment on Friday with 4,150 patients randomized. If all goes as planned, we have about 50,000 follow-up visits to go and we will complete our work. Congratulations to all!

22 May 2003
SILCAAT RCC Newsletter No 2

Dear colleagues and collaborators in SILCAAT.This is the second SILCAAT Newsletter issued by the Copenhagen RCC, Copenhagen HIV Programme (CHIP). We have now finished the first round of discussions with investigators in the region o­n the feasibility of continuing the trial until its scientifically driven completion. These discussions have been conducted in a collaborative and collegial atmosphere. We are happy to say that it will indeed be possible to continue the trial, and similar messages are coming from other regions as well. As mentioned in the previous newsletter, the challenge will be to continue to recycle patients randomised to receive IL-2 and continue to follow closely all patients randomised for signs of clinical disease progression – the primary endpoint of the trial. Thanks to all of you who are still working hard to make this study a success.

15 May 2003
New DAD publication

Cardiovascular risk factors in HIV patients - association with antiretroviral therapy Results from the DAD Study. Friis-Møller N, Weber R, Reiss P, Thiebaut R, Kirk O, dArminio MA et al. AIDS 2003; 17(8):1179-1193

24 Apr 2003
ESPRIT RCC Newsletter No 6

Dear ESPRIT investigator, On the 15th of April 2003, the ESPRIT trial reached the enrolment target of 4,000 patients making this trial the largest randomised HIV trial to date. Congratulations and thank you very much to all staff that has contributed to this remarkable achievement. According to the decision made during the last International Steering Committee meeting randomisation will continue for 45 days after enrolment of patient No. 4,000 to ensure that patients undergoing screening will have an opportunity to participate in the trial. Randomisation will close at midnight (CET) of the 30th of May 2003.