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CROI 2008: Boston, Massachussetts; February 3-6, 2008

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The 15th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
FEBRUARY 3-6, 2008

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Abacavir, Didanosine Associated With Higher Heart Attack Risk, D:A:D Study Finds
One of the most talked-about studies presented at CROI 2008, the new D:A:D findings focus on the impact of specific antiretrovirals on heart attack risk in HIV-infected patients. Jens Lundgren, M.D., Chief Physician and Director of the Copenhagen HIV Programme, summarizes the data and discusses the ramifications of the results.

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HIV Treatment/Complications
HIV/Hepatitis Coinfection

Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D.CCR5 Inhibitors in Development: New Data on SCH532706 and Vicriviroc
Sarah Pett, M.D., of the University of South Wales in Australia, reviews phase 1 trial results on SCH532706; Barry Zingman, M.D., of Montefiore Medical Center in New York, discusses 48-week results from a study on vicriviroc.

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Megan CraneImmune Reconstitution May Trigger Hepatic Flares in HIV/Hepatitis B Coinfected Patients Starting HAART
Megan Crane, of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, explores the immunopathogenesis of hepatic flares following the initiation of HAART with anti-hepatitis B activity in patients who are coinfected with HIV and hepatitis B.

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Developing World
HIV Prevention

Rebecca Bunnell, Sc.D.HAART Use Enlivens Sex Lives of Rural Ugandans, But Does Not Increase Risky Behavior, Study Says
Rebecca Bunnell, Sc.D., discusses the impact of antiretroviral use on the sexual behavior and HIV risk activities of HIV-infected people in rural Uganda.

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Connie Celum, M.D.Surprisingly, Acyclovir for HSV-2 Treatment Fails to Curtail HIV Acquisition
Connie Celum, M.D., discusses unexpectedly disappointing results from a study examining whether the use of acyclovir to treat herpes simplex virus type-2 infection can, in turn, help reduce a person's risk of HIV acquisition.

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About This Conference

The Body's coverage of the 15th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2008) will include a wide array of individual presentations and symposia, as well as summaries of some of the hottest topics in HIV research.

For more information on CROI 2008, please visit the conference's Web site. You may also view the conference program online.

Funding for coverage of this conference is provided, in part, by Abbott Laboratories.

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