Marc van der Valk

PhD, (Principal Investigator), Prof. MD PhD


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Personal profile

Research interests

  1. Improving the understanding and management of co-morbidity and co-infection in people living with HIV
  2. Epidemiology of HIV in the Netherlands


Research interests

Since the inception of the AGEhIV cohort study in 2009 I have together with the study PI  prof. P. Reiss (Professor of Internal Medicine, in particular the complications of HIV treatment), acted as a senior clinical co-investigator of the study contributing to the design and excecution of a range of studies performed by successive PhD students on the study. (

As of 2016 I acted as the principal investigator of the MC Free study which aims to eliminate hepatitis C infections in hiv-positive men who have sex with men. This study nicely complements the HIV transmission elimination Amsterdam ( aiming to reduce new HIV infections in Amsterdam. As of  2017  I am a member of H team's executive committee. Both MC Free and H-team are prominent examples of implementation research projects.

As of 2020 I am leading  a project to develop a national toolkit for peer-to-peer support in HIV care and initiated a PROMS-based program to improve the quality of care of people living with HIV at the Amsterdam UMC and DC clinics HIV-outpatient clinic.

From 2021  I am director of the Board of Stichting hiv monitoring (SHM)  foundation (ATHENA),an insititute that collects data on people living with HIV in the Netherlands.   Apart  from being responsible for  SHMs yearly monitoring report, which can be found at Home | Stichting HIV Monitoring ( as a PI of the ATHENA cohort I collaborate with multiple international partners in large international consortia. 


infectious diseases

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Metabolic complications of antiretroviral therapy in HIV


Award Date: 5 Sep 2003

External positions

director of the board, Stichting HIV Monitoring, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2021 → …

member EACS HIV treatment guideline committee

2021 → …

board member Amsterdam Diner Foundation

2018 → …

member H team ( executive committee

1 Jan 2017 → …

chairman of the board of the HIV monitoring foundation, Stichting HIV Monitoring, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


board member HEPNED

2017 → …

member conference coordinating committee AIDS 2018 Amsterdam


chairman Dutch Society of HIV treating physicians

1 Jan 20142020

Member Dutch HIV treatment guideline committee


Member Dutch HCV treatment guideline committee

2014 → …

Member Dutch HBV treatment guideline committee

2014 → …


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