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NoMoreC

Hepatitis C is seen as a serious infection. Quite a few gay men have had it in recent years. The possibility of getting it (again) is a concern to many men. That's why we started NoMoreC. Our long-term goal: no new hepatitis C infections among gay men in Amsterdam.


We know that what we are aiming for is very ambitious. Despite NoMoreC, some unlucky men will get hepatitis C. However, NoMoreC will reduce the chances of getting infected by fighting hepatitis C on multiple fronts at the same time.

We want to work with the Amsterdam gay community to  

Community Advisory Board

Arjan Kröner (The Web and The Cuckoo’s Nest), Hans Verhoeven (Underground Fetish), Michael Roks (The Eagle, Dirty Dicks and Invasion), Sjag and Aart Kozak van der Horst (Bear Necessity), Raymond Timmer (Mr Leather Amsterdam 2017 and Mr Leather Europe 2017), Ivo Spekman (Black Body), Richard Keldoulis (club chUrch, Sauna NZ and GALA), Alexander Pastoors (Hiv Vereniging), Martin Oftner (RoB), GJ Wielinga (COC), Jörgen Moorlag (Poz&Proud), Pieter Claeys (PrEPnu), Yaron Kalfuss (Bullchat), Nelson Sousa da Cunha (Mister B and Damage), Ivo Mittelmeijer (Sauna NZ), Anne Rodermond (club chUrch)
 

Acknowledgements

We would like to give special thanks to the following members of Amsterdam’s gay community:

Jörgen and Raymond and Tom for their candid personal accounts. Chris, Michal, Santiago, Stephane, Thijs and Ybo, who believed so strongly in the project that they were more than happy to be its public face.  Stephane for the instructional videos — we couldn’t have wished for a better ‘detail model’.


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The participants in the focus groups for their input in this project, and for letting us know what sort of information they needed. Participants in the brainstorming session to decide what to include in the NoMoreC Toolbox. Anne, Chris, Stephane, Thijs, Joseph, Boris and Matthijs for working with Ivo to spread the word about NoMoreC far and wide within the gay community. Dario for helping us test the website for usability. Ruud, Frans, Nadine, Daan, Vincent, Hijmen, Michel, Thijs, Paul, Ejay, Ivo, Bart, Robert, Stephane, Michal, Alexander, Ivo, John, Roland, Raymond, Mirjam, Tiedem  Dario, Ingrid and Tamara  for giving up six consecutive nights to assemble the Toolboxes. To you all, your contribution to NoMoreC has been priceless.

 

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We would like to thank the following people for their part in this project:
Barbra de Niet Photography (portrait photography); Marco Hietbrink Fotografie (C-test photography); Ferdinand Maks (instructional videos on disinfection); Esther Maagdenberg (personal accounts and C-test instructional video); Ward van Bilsen (hand modelling for C-test instructional video); Eric Krabbenbosch and Chris Vincent (comic strips and drawings); Siji Jabbar, The English Writer (English translation); Bas Borremans, AIM (graphic design, online and print); Tjuna (technical realisation of website); Bensound.com (background music for videos); Gebroeders Silvestri (graphic design, posters and flyers); Swiet and Jurgen (location scouting, instructional videos); Lotte Sturkenboom, National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam (location photography); Kalja, Condomerie (co-sponsorship of condoms for the Toolbox); Frank, Blue Wonder (co-sponsorship of Blue Wonder wipes for the Toolbox); Nadine Weber (team support); and Ivo Mittelmeijer (NoMoreC marketing coordination).

 

Privacy statement

Accountability
The website NoMoreC.nl is created by the MCFree consortium, which consists of the AMC, GGD Amsterdam, Soa Aids Nedererland and AIGHD. The AMC is the “responsible party” with respect to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). That means the AMC decides which personal data is analysed, as well as why and how this is done. The NoMoreC online shop is linked to the AMC:


Academisch Medisch Centrum
Meibergdreef 9
1105 AZ Amsterdam-Zuidoost
KvK-nummer: 34362777
btw-nummer: NL004627672B01

Personal details
By personal details we mean any information that is traceable to a particular individual, such as name, and home or e-mail address. The AMC is responsible for ensuring that your personal details are treated carefully and in accordance with the GDPR.
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Name and contact details are used only for the purpose of processing orders from our online shop, and are kept for a maximum of 6 months. E-mail addresses are used:

  • for sending messages about your account
  • for confirming orders
  • for notifying you that your test results are ready (if you ordered a C-test) and for reminding you to use your C-test (if you ordered a C-test subscription)
  • for inviting you to fill in an online evaluation questionnaire (if you ordered a C-test and/or a NoMoreC Toolbox) or second optional questionnaire (when you retrieve your C-test results)
  • for sending reminder messages for any of the above.
 
Cookies and privacy
NoMoreC.nl uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that the website places on your computer’s hard disk. Cookies do not store any personal details. The AMC treats the information collected by the cookies with complete confidentiality.
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NoMoreC.nl uses cookies to periodically improve the site and to look at how people are using NoMoreC.nl and its services. NoMoreC.nl does not use commercial cookies (cookies created by advertisers). NoMoreC.nl contains no advertising.

NoMoreC.nl uses two types of cookies:

  • Functional cookies: these cookies are technically necessary for remembering your preferred language and font size. The Dutch “cookie law” does not require us to ask for specific or explicit permission to place these cookies. You cannot disable functional cookies.
  • Analytical cookies: these “Google Analytics” cookies are used for collecting and analysing information about visits to our website, which includes what people click on, how much time they spend, and how often they visit.

The MCFree consortium uses this information solely for the purpose of evaluating the website (see below: “Project evaluation”), and to improve and update it where necessary. We do not use this information to identify you personally, nor to identify your PC, tablet or smartphone. However, if you wish, you can turn off these cookies in your browser’s settings. Google Analytics cookies are anonymous, which means even Google cannot connect your browsing behaviour to you personally. By visiting NoMoreC.nl you are agreeing that it is okay for us to store and analyse the information collected by the above-mentioned cookies. We use imgbb.com and dropbox.com for embedding images. As far as we know, neither of these services uses cookies. Therefore, your privacy is not an issue.

 
External links
NoMoreC.nl contains links to websites that are not all managed by the creators of NoMoreC.nl. These links are included for information purposes only, or as an extra service. We are not responsible for any incorrect or incomplete information on these websites.

Updates
The text of this privacy statement may change, if necessary, to reflect changes in procedures and/or laws and regulations. Therefore, if you visit this website often, we recommend that you check the text of this privacy statement regularly.
 

Project evaluation & general information

We hope NoMoreC helps to decrease the number of new hepatitis C infections in Amsterdam. In addition, we will continue to research and evaluate the individual parts that make up NoMoreC, such as this website, the events we organise in the community, and our training for professionals.

What happens when you use this website?
We monitor visits to this website. This does not affect how the website works, and you won’t notice that we are monitoring the visits. We look at things like visitor numbers, which pages users visit, and the outcome of the C-test service. We also ask a few extra questions where we need to offer tailored advice. You don’t have to answer all of the questions. In addition, we send anyone who orders a C-test or Toolbox an email with a link to an evaluation questionnaire. You do not have to fill it in if you don’t want to.
Read more in Information letter for NoMoreC research participants.