Research Update: NIH's Dr. Dieffenbach on CROI 2016 (Video)

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 26, 20161 min read


As the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) Exit Disclaimer came to a close in Boston on February 25, we spoke with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), about some of the highlights of the HIV research presented there.

He notes that there were significant scientific advances discussed at the conference that are relevant to healthcare providers, people living with HIV, and people at risk for HIV. These developments included advances in HIV therapies that will make treatments safer and easier to use; new methods to deliver pre-exposure prophylaxis and support uptake and adherence among some of the most disproportionately impacted populations; and new, more effective treatments for hepatitis C, the most common co-infection among people living with HIV in the U.S.

View Dr. Dieffenbach’s other conference updates and read more about HIV research highlights shared at CROI in these blog posts and other conference information is available at the conference websiteExit Disclaimer. Next week, we’ll share some additional video interviews we captured during CROI 2016.