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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

The 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) is a meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and its complications. The goal of CROI is to provide a forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into progress against the AIDS epidemic.


  • Session Webcasts: Visit the conference website for recordings of each session.
  • Daily Research Updates: NAM/AIDSMAP will be reporting on research presented at the conference sending out summary bulletins by e-mail.


  • New Investigators and Trainees Workshop; B406, Sunday, 9am–1:30pm
  • Martin Delaney Lecture, The Challenge of marginalization in the fight against HIV and the resiliency of individuals and communities; B406, Sunday, 12:45-1:30pm
  • Remarks from the Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Bernard Fields Lecture, ARV Drug Discovery: HIV-1 integrase inhibitors and beyond; N’Galy-Mann Lecture, MTCT: From epidemic to elimination; Hall B1, Sunday, 5-7pm
  • HIV-1 Eradication Strategies: Design, assessment, and clinical consequences; Hall B1, Monday, 8:30-9am
  • Reality Check: Is the End of AIDS in Sight?; Hall B1, Monday, 9-9:30am
  • HIV Prevention: ARV, Counseling, Contraception, and Condoms; Ballroom 3-4, Monday, 10am-12:15pm
  • Implementation and Cost-Effectiveness of Male Circumcision; B313, Monday, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Preventing HIV/AIDS in the US: Can we do better?; Ballroom 3-4, Monday, 4-6pm
  • The Global MSM HIV Epidemic: Time to act; Hall B1, Tuesday, 8:30-9am
  • MSM in the Developing World; B308, Tuesday, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Family Planning: Unintended pregnancy and unmet need; B313, Tuesday, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Reproductive Hormones and HIV; Ballroom 3-4, Tuesday, 4-6pm
  • When Worlds Collide—Adolescents and HIV; Ballroom 1-2, Tuesday 4-6pm
  • Opportunities and Threats to ART Success; Hall B1, Tuesday 4-6pm
  • New Discoveries in Vaccines and Gene Therapy; B402, Wednesday 10-11:45am
  • Progress in Deciphering HIV Protective Immunity; B406, Wednesday, 4-6pm


  • Sex and Gender Differences in ARV-based Prevention Research; Sunday, March 3, 9-1pm; Omni Hotel at CNN Center, International Ballrom D
  • WHO Satellite: Evidence to support potential new WHO recommendations on the use of ARVs for HIV treatment and prevention; Sunday, March 3, 1:30–3 pm; Omni Hotel at CNN Center, International ABC, 2nd Floor
  • A Community Conversation on ARV-Based HIV Prevention, Monday, March 4, 6:30–8:30 pm; The Loudermilk Center, 40 Courtland St. NE; flyer, agenda
  • Advocates’ Lunchtime Discussion; Tuesday, March 5, 12:45pm near the windows across from room B313
  • Paul Semugoma and Chris Beyrer will discuss their presentations and the challenges and opportunities of working with MSM populations around the world, especially in light of new interventions around HIV treatment and prevention. Dr Semugoma presented on Sunday on The Challenge of marginalization in the fight against HIV and the resiliency of individuals and communities, and Dr Beyrer will present the Tuesday plenary on The Global MSM HIV Epidemic: Time to act and is a discussant on the 1:30pm session on MSM in the Developing World.
  • PrEP & Women: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Implementation, Perinatal HIV Hotline 5th Annual CROI lunch discussion; Bldg B, level 4 seating area near Outtakes deli at conference center, Wednesday, noon-1pm – RSVP to be included in a light lunch.