11th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
8-11 February 2004, San Francisco
About 3,500 doctors, researchers, healthcare workers, journalists and community advocates attended the 11th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections held in San Francisco from 8-11 February, 2004. This meeting is one of the most important annual meetings, and is prioritised by many researchers as the first choice platform for their research.
There is always more to report from this meeting than we can summarise in HTB and links to recommended sites that provide a wide range of additional reports are included in our ‘On The Web’ section at the end of HTB.
Many of the overview presentations are available as audio and video webcasts from the conference website, and include slide presentations from these talks, and is accessible from both Mac and PCs. The conference website also has access to searchable abstracts online and many of the full posters are posted as pdf files.
Unless stated otherwise, all references in the following articles are to the Programme and Abstracts of the 11th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, 8-11 February 2004, San Francisco.
Reports in this issue include:
- Triple PI interactions: atazanavir increases saquinavir levels in ritonavir-boosted once-daily combination
- Two D:A:D updates: cardiovascular risk from HAART, and predictors of hypertension and changes in blood pressure
- HIV/HCV coinfection: superiority of pegylated interferon plus ribavirin, but lower response rate compared to mono-infected patients, especially for genotype-1