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18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Boston, 27 February-2 March 2011

What is CROI?

Over 4000 researchers and doctors are expected to attend this year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. CROI is one of the major international HIV conferences. The topics covered by the conference are scientific – focusing on understanding, preventing and treating HIV and AIDS.

Some of the major topics this year will be the use of antiretroviral drugs in HIV prevention, new drugs, and treatment of hepatitis C co-infection.

There will also be lots of new information about HIV treatment issues in low- and middle-income countries.

The aim of the conference is to help people who are working on relevant research – whether in laboratories or in healthcare settings – to share their findings and experiences so that their research can be turned into progress around the world.

 “I develop new interests and get ideas for possible research topics. All in all I just feel it is like being part of the group.”

Conference coverage from NAM

NAM’s news writers will be attending the conference and publishing news stories on our website at www.aidsmap.com/news, giving you key information from the studies presented in conference sessions and in the poster hall.

The conference organisers produce webcasts and publish abstracts on the official website, so we will link to them from our news stories as soon as they are available.

NAM is committed to ensuring our subscribers and visitors to aidsmap.com don’t miss out on the very latest research presented in Boston.

“Keep up the good work, it's helpful for those of us that are unable to attend these relevant conferences.”

Email bulletins

For this year's CROI, NAM will be sending four email bulletins, summarising key research presented at the conference, with links to our news reports. Three email bulletins will be sent during the week of the conference, with a final bulletin sent the following week.

As a regular subscriber you will automatically receive these round-ups. If a colleague or friend would like to receive them as well, they can sign-up to receive these bulletins free of charge on our conference webpage.

Our conference bulletin will be available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Romanian. If you would like to change the language you receive the bulletin in, simply re-register on our conference webpage.

The conference bulletins will also be added to our conference webpages at www.aidsmap.com/croi2011.

“The information from the conference bulletins has built my capacity for effective education and advocacy in HIV/AIDS.”

Help to share the knowledge

You can help us to share the latest research in HIV. Let your colleagues and friends know about this free conference bulletin and encourage them to sign up to receive the bulletins at www.aidsmap.com/croi2011.

If you would like to feature our conference news on your website, or receive it in your newsreader, visit the news feeds section of our conference webpages for more information and RSS feeds.

We’re happy for you to share links to news stories, bulletins or other aidsmap.com pages whether by email, in your own newsletters, on websites, blogs or social networking websites – and we are always happy to hear about how you use our information.

 “As I'm a public health specialist, I'll share it with my colleagues and disseminate the knowledge to others.”

Support our work in other ways

As a charity we rely on donations and are so grateful for every gift we receive, no matter how big or small. Every single penny is put towards helping people with HIV, and those that support and care for them, access the vital information they need.

We believe passionately that independent, clear and evidence-based information lies at the heart of empowering people to make decisions about their health and live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Read about how your support makes a difference and if you can feel you can support our work with a donation, you can do so online at www.aidsmap.com/donate.

Thank you.

Other resources from NAM

As well as news and conference coverage, we produce information resources for people with HIV and for professionals. Many of our publications are available free of charge on our website.

You can download patient information booklets and our innovative illustrated series, the basics. Many of these have been translated and are in the translations section of our website.

You can also access information from our directories – evidence-based information on HIV treatment, transmission and testing, HIV and the criminal law, as well as an archive of HIV treatment update (aimed at a UK audience) and HIV & AIDS Treatment in Practice (aimed at professionals in resource-limited settings).

We are also developing a new online tool called the e-atlas. Here you can find information on particular countries, including the services and organisations based there. Are your local services on the map?