CROI Begins March 3 in Atlanta and Online

Content From: Miguel Gomez, Director,, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: February 22, 20132 min read


CROI 2013The 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROIExit Disclaimer) begins in just over a week in Atlanta, Georgia. This annual scientific meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and its complications provides a vital forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into progress against the AIDS epidemic. At CROI, a diverse community of some 4,000 scientific experts, providers, and community leaders will interact with one another and share information and perspectives about recent scientific and technical advances in HIV/AIDS.

As they have done during prior meetings, CROI will be making much of the meeting available online via their websiteExit Disclaimer, including program, abstracts, and electronic posters as well as webcasts of plenaries, symposia, scientific overviews, oral abstract sessions, and themed discussions. Webcasts will also be available as streaming video on iPads and iPhones.

To learn more about rapidly evolving HIV/AIDS research, will be attending CROI. As we’ve done in the past, we’ll share highlights from the meeting, including some video interviews with HHS colleagues about the significant findings being discussed at CROI and their implications for our work to implement a National HIV/AIDS Strategy that is, at the President’s request, “grounded in the best science.” View Dr. Ronald Valdiserri’s posts and video conversations from CROI 2012 (PDF 11.3MB) for a complete listing of the plenaries, symposia, scientific overviews, oral abstract sessions and themed discussions. Then tell us in the comments section below, what research topics are of most interest to you? What questions do you have? We’ll try to incorporate reader responses into our interviews and updates from CROI.