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CROI

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle

The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) is taking place in Seattle, Washington the week of February 23-26, 2015. Established in 1993, CROI brings together over 4,000 participants from around the globe to inform, discuss and brainstorm about current and future directions to prevent the morbidity and mortality from HIV.  Read more >

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Upcoming VIDD Events

Seminar
Steve Pergam, MPH
Tuesday, March 3

Seminar
Justin Taylor, PhD
Tuesday, March 10

VIDD Faculty Stories

Curing chronic viral infections with Keith Jerome
It wasn’t very long ago that the idea of an HIV cure was scoffed at. The concept of a curative method for dealing with chronic viral infections, as opposed to preventative (such as vaccines) or treatment (such as antivirals), has a history of controversy among the field.

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VIDD Publication Spotlight

The connection of HIV infection to foreskin
Several clinical trials have shown that circumcision partially reduces the risk of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV. In fact, South Africa now has a national public health campaign supporting voluntary adult male circumcision to decrease the incidence of HIV/AIDS. While clinical trials have shown that circumcision is inversely correlated with risk of HIV acquisition, the mechanism is not fully understood.

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International Spotlight

Uganda
Uganda offers a unique setting to study the impact of infections on the development and clinical course of several cancers.

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