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CROI 2015: Retrovirus Conference Starts Monday in Seattle


The 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) takes place next week, February 23-26, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. CROI focuses on HIV treatment, prevention, and basic science. For the past several years it has also included substantial hepatitis C content, and this year will feature presentations on Ebola virus. will be on site in Seattle all week bringing you news coverage and Twitter updates (@HIVandHepatitis).

Among the highlights of this year's meeting:

  • Antiretroviral drugs in development, including the more kidney-friendly tenofovir alafenamide and a novel HIV maturation inhibitor.
  • New data from the UK PROUD and French IPERGAY studies of Truvada for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
  • Findings from the FACTS 001 trial of tenofovir gel for HIV prevention for women.
  • HIV cure research, including neutralizing antibodies and factors affecting viral rebound.
  • HIV-associated conditions including cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, neurocognitive disorders, and tuberculosis.
  • Global access to HIV care and treatment outcomes.
  • Hepatitis C in the interferon-free era, including managing HCV genotype 3 and the cost of treatment.
  • Studies of interferon-free hepatitis C therapy for HIV/HCV coinfected people.
  • Experimental treatment and vaccines for Ebola virus and the Médecins Sans Frontières experience with the current outbreak.

The CROI 2015 schedule of events and program-at-a-glance are now available online. Abstracts and selected presentations will be available during the week of the conference on the CROI website at

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2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.