2016 Retrovirus Conference

This web page has links to many articles, fact sheets, and other materials arising from the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) which was held on February 22 through 25 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The materials have been grouped into topic areas to help you find and quickly access materials of particular interest to you.  The topic areas appear in the order listed below.

When more than one news outlet has covered a single research story, we have generally provided the full title and hyperlink for one summary, followed by hyperlinks to related coverage in other outlets.  We hope that this approach will help you readily scan through highlights of CROI 2016, identify the news of interest to you, and explore topics in depth.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

  • Conference Overview and Highlights
  • U.S. Epidemic Trends
  • The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
  • HIV Prevention and Transmission (including PrEP and Microbicides)
  • HIV Treatment Cascade/Continuum of Care (including HIV Testing)
  • HIV Treatment
  • HIV Cure Research
  • Living with HIV
  • Other Infectious Diseases (including Hepatitis C, TB, and Ebola)

Conference Overview and Highlights

About 4,000 people from 96 countries participated in the 23rd annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in 2016.  Many research topics related to HIV epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention, screening, and treatment were covered, as well as news of hepatitis C, tuberculosis, and emerging infectious diseases, such as ebola.  During the 4-day conference, there were a total of 6 plenary lectures, 18 themed discussions, 10 symposia, 119 original oral abstract presentations, and 834 poster presentations.

CROI Website:

The CROI website has archived hundreds of abstracts and webcasts of research presented at the conference. To find research reports on topics of particular interest, you can also use the CROI site’s search function.  Webcasts with slides, video, streaming audio, and audio downloads for the 2016 CROI lectures are available on the Webcasts section of the CROI site.  If you are interested in relatively short reviews of selected presentations, you can view or listen to the press conference webcasts described and linked to below, or browse through key abstracts.

  • 2/22: Welcome and overview of CROI 2016 (21 minutes) – video, audio
  • 2/22: Special session on ebola: One year later (20 minutes) – video, audio
  • 2/22: Expanding the toolbox for prevention (30 minutes) – video, audio
  • 2/23: Multiple topics: 1) SIV and HIV pathogenesis, and 2) Strategies for testing and linkage to care: Are we closing the gap? (34 minutes) – video, audio
  • 2/23: Prevention and treatment of pediatric HIV infections (17 minutes) – video, audio
  • 2/24: Multiple topics: 1) Getting to 90-90-90, and 2) Reaching 90-90-90 and beyond: Challenges and innovations (32 minutes) – video, audio
  • 2/24: Multiple topics: 1) Expanding the toolbox for prevention, 2) Renal function and STIs in PrEP users, and 3) Predictors of PrEP coverage and uptake (34 minutes) – video, audio
  • 2/25: Multiple topics: 1) The evolving epidemiology of HIV infection in persons who inject drugs: Indiana 2015, and 2) HCV: Curing the patient but not the population (27 minutes) – video, audio
  • 2/25: Tuberculosis, other opportunistic infections, and cancer prevention (20 minutes) – video, audio

Sites Offering Free Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit:

Other Web Sites and Articles with Conference Highlights:

U.S. Epidemic Trends

The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

HIV Prevention and Transmission

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP):

Microbicides:

Other Prevention and Transmission News:

HIV Treatment Cascade/Continuum of Care

HIV Treatment

Impacts of Early Treatment and HIV Treatment as Prevention:

New HIV Drugs and Treatment Strategies:

Drug Side Effects:

Other HIV Treatment News:

HIV Cure Research

Living with HIV

Other Infectious Diseases

Hepatitis C Virus:

Tuberculosis:

Ebola:

AIDS Action Committee