Watch Next Week: Key HIV and HCV Research Updates from CROI 2018

Content From: HIV.govPublished: March 01, 20183 min read


Image featuring CROI 2018 and the dates of the conference: March 5-7 2018

The 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)Exit Disclaimer takes place next week in Boston, and will be there to share news about the HIV research being presented. We will share highlights here on the blog and via several Facebook Live interviews.

CROI is an annual leading scientific meeting that 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. Several thousand HIV/AIDS and infectious disease research leaders from dozens of countries will assemble at this vital forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into progress against these diseases. Research supported by both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be presented.

“HIV research continues to be critical in our fight against HIV. CROI 2018 will have findings that affect what we say and do in HIV prevention, care, and treatment in the months and years ahead as we work to end the epidemic,” observed Dr. Richard Wolitski, Director of the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy. “Don’t be the last to know! Look to for highlights of CROI 2018.”’s coverage will include daily science highlights conversations NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach via Facebook Live.

Watch on’s Facebook pageExit Disclaimer on:

  • Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM (ET)
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 3:00 PM

We will also interview other federal HIV leaders from CDC and the Health Resources and Services Administration to hear their perspectives on the new scientific advances being presented at the conference.

Watch’s Facebook page for interviews with:
  • HRSA’s Dr. Laura Cheever on Tuesday, March 6 at 10:15 AM (ET)
  • CDC’s Dr. Dawn Smith on Tuesday, March 6 at 2:00 PM
  • CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin on Wednesday, March 7 at 4:00 PM

Follow on Facebook or TwitterExit Disclaimer for the schedule of those interviews. If you don’t catch a livestream, the recorded video of each interview will be available on our Facebook page after the live event. We encourage everyone to watch, comment, and share! As always, you don’t need a Facebook account to watch the videos, but you will need one to comment and react to them on Facebook.

We will also share brief blog posts from CROI beginning next Tuesday. Those posts will feature our video interviews. So if you miss the interviews, you can catch up on them here on the blog.

In addition to’s coverage, you can explore conference abstracts, webcasts, electronic posters, and other resources available online at the conference websiteExit Disclaimer and follow the conference via Twitter at #CROI2018Exit Disclaimer. Daily CROI press conferences will be webcast live and will be available for playback. Links will be provided on the conference homepageExit Disclaimer.

Read more about Federal HIV research activities and the agencies involved.