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Conference on Retrovirus and Opportunistic Infections 2019

“The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI 2019 will be held from March 4 to March 7, 2019, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.”

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day

“We are optimistic that an end to the HIV pandemic is feasible. However, to reach this goal, we must apply the tools and advances already at hand as we continue to follow the science in laboratories and clinics around the world. Today we honor the achievements of dedicated researchers, health care professionals, clinical trial participants and members of the global community, and we reaffirm our commitment to work together to fill the remaining gaps. [NIH news]

HIV vaccine shows promise in human trial

“An HIV vaccine that has the potential to protect people around the world from the virus has shown promising results.”
“These results represent an important milestone,” said Dan Barouch, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and lead author of the study.