Aids Reference Laboratory (ARL)

Research domain

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): Diagnosis, genetic variability, drug resistance, epidemiology.

Research topic

  • Mapping of the Belgian HIV epidemic through phylogenetic analysis.
  • Defining the current drivers of the HIV epidemic in Belgium by questioning individuals diagnosed with acute HIV infection (Colibri study).
  • Study of the genetic evolution of HIV after superinfection.
  • Analysis of the spread of new HIV recombinants in Belgium.


Prof. Dr. Chris Verhofstede