XVII International HIV Resistance Workshop (IHDRW), 6-10 June 2008, Sitges

Reports from the conference

Despite the fall in the value of the dollar, European delegates are fortunate that this specialist resistance workshop still alternates between European and North American sites. This years meeting in Sitges included a healthy balance between basic science and studies with more direct clinical importance.

Several themes emerged and they were covered by multiple presentations, including integrase resistance (14 posters with 3 oral presentations and a programmed discussion), susceptibility to etravrine (8 studies), resistance to other new drugs (another 15 or so studies) and co-receptor tropism assays (10 studies).

The remaining 100 studies covered all aspects of drug resistance, only a few of which we are able to cover below.

Reports in this issue of HTB include:

Unless stated otherwise, references are to the Programme and Abstracts of the XVII International HIV Drug Resistance Workshop (IHDRW), 10-14 June 2008, Sitges, Spain published as Supplement 3 in Anitviral Therapy Volume 13 Issue 4.

Thanks to Anna-Maria Geretti for advice and comments on these reports.

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