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Highlights from the 2010 Conference on Retroviral and Opportunistic Infections

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A week ago we blogged about ways to stay connected to the 17th Conference on Retroviral and Opportunistic Infections Exit Disclaimer (CROI). Since then, the world’s premiere researchers and scientists have come together at the San Francisco Moscone Center to discuss advances and future directions in the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS. Throughout the conference (which ends today), conference organizers and participants have shared breaking news through Twitter (using the hashtag #CROI Exit Disclaimer), through webcasts and podcasts Exit Disclaimer of the sessions, and through email updates from AIDSMap Exit Disclaimer. From Washington, DC to India, Kenya and beyond, researchers and scientists have presented the latest findings on topics like global epidemiology, Human Genome sequencing and HIV-1, and reducing Mother to Child Transmission.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), addressed the HIV and AIDS research agenda from the NIAID/NIH view Exit Disclaimer. In one of his first slides, Dr. Fauci highlighted that our common goal is to control and ultimately end the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Dr. Fauci concluded his presentation by reiterating that an HIV vaccine cannot stand alone. He told the audience and viewers that we must set the bar high for ourselves and our colleagues around the globe to bring together a comprehensive solution to end this pandemic.

View Dr. Fauci’s slides and listen to or watch the presentation Exit Disclaimer to hear the key components of the NIAID research agenda. Be sure to check out some of the other CROI presentations Exit Disclaimer from the first three days of the conference — and watch the
website for webcasts and podcasts from the final day.