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Biomedical Prevention Focus Of 2015 Retrovirus Conference

The 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections was recently held in Seattle. This conference, often called CROI for short, is one of the biggest annual scientific meetings on HIV/AIDS, opportunistic illnesses, and the health consequences of living with HIV.

Biomedical prevention – in particular, PrEP – was a major focus of this year’s conference. Two European PrEP studies garnered a lot of attention due to their success in significantly reducing rates of HIV transmission. Check out the IPERGAY study to learn more about the efficacy of PrEP on-demand and the PROUD study to learn more about PrEP’s effectiveness among a high-risk population in a real-world setting.

There was also a strong emphasis on access to care, including the HIV care continuum, both within the U.S. and globally. This year’s conference also featured news about some exciting developments in hepatitis C, as well as some discussion of the recent ebola outbreak in Africa.

A new AIDS Action Committee Health Library web page, 2015 Retrovirus Conference, has been created to help you navigate the flood of recent news from this important meeting. The page organizes conference articles, videos, and other resources into the following major sections:

Please note that articles, videos, and other materials from major conferences like CROI often continue to be published for up to several months after these events end, so please return to the 2015 CROI page for additional news in the coming weeks.

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