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The 6th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, Illinois

January 31 - February 4, 1999


The 6th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections is expected to draw 3,200 clinicians and basic scientists from around the world to present the latest research on HIV, AIDS, and opportunistic infections. The Meeting is sponsored by the Foundation for Retrovirology and Human Health and is in scientific collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Retrovirus Conference, regarded as one of the most important scientific gatherings of the year, was created to provide a forum for scientists and clinicians to present, discuss, and critique developments in the field of human retrovirology and related opportunistic complications. The retroviral subjects that will be highlighted are: biology and virology, pathogenesis, host-virus interactions, pathology, immunology, epidemiology, diagnostics, prevention, therapy, pharmacology, and vaccines. In addition, new studies concerning the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of HIV-associated opportunistic infections and malignancies will be included.

Following are selected conference summaries reported exclusively for The Body by Donald L. Kaminsky, M.D., Gramercy Park Physicians Group and Clinical Instructor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Kent Sepkowitz, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Assistant Professor, Cornell University Medical College, and Jim Thommes, M.D., Pacific Oaks Medical Group and Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the UCLA AIDS Care Center.

In addition, the Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP), publisher of the treatment journal, STEP Perspective, will be providing additional conference summaries. STEP reporters include: Jeff Schouten, M.D., Chairman, Scientific Review Committee, STEP; Brian Coppedge, Treatment Information Specialist, STEP; and Dan Dawson, Editor of the STEP Perspective.

Funding for this conference coverage at The Body is provided, in part, by an unrestricted educational grant by Bristol-Myers Squibb Immunology.


Conference Summaries:

Monday, February 1, 1999


Tuesday, February 2, 1999


Wednesday, February 3, 1999


Thursday, February 4, 1999


Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP) Conference Summaries by Topic


Conference Reports and Related Articles:


Please note: Knowledge about HIV changes rapidly. Note the date of this summary's publication, and before treating patients or employing any therapies described in these materials, verify all information independently. If you are a patient, please consult a doctor or other medical professional before acting on any of the information presented in this summary. For a complete listing of our most recent conference coverage, click here.

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