Prof. Dr. Kees Brinkman studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam (1979-1987). After gaining his PhD in 1990 he started the training internal medicine in the Elisabeth hospital in Tilburg, where he treated many AIDS patients. He completed the training in the University Medical Centre Nijmegen with a registration to infectious disease specialist. From 1998 he works in the Onze Lieve Vrouwe gasthuis in Amsterdam. From 2003 to 2006 he was member of the Board of the Dutch Association for HIV treating physicians and Chairman of the Working Group guidelines antiretroviral therapy. He was appointed extraordinary Professor of internal medicine in the context of the quality of HIV care.