Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018)

4–7 March 2018, Boston


Simon Collins, HIV i-Base

This year the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) being held in Boston was preceded by a storm along the west coast that disrupted travel for many participants, and resulted in cancelling some earlier workshops.

This included the important annual community cure workshop, that provides a chance to review the most important research expected at CROI.

Cure-related research will be a main theme this year, with many presentations on approaches to define and shift the reservoir of latently infected CD4 cells, including important proof-of-principle results in animal studies (see below).

And while CROI will include studies on nearly every aspect of HIV, other major themes include new and better treatments (including global access), HIV prevention (including PrEP) and important studies on managing coinfections and complications (including TB).

The full programme is now available online and abstracts and webcasts from oral presentations will become available immediately after the presentations. Approximately 1100 new studies were selected for the conference this year.


Early reports from CROI 2018 will be posted as links below as they become available.