The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) took place in Boston, USA, from 4-7 March 2018.

Conference highlights

PrEP-resistant HIV

How much 'PrEP-resistant' HIV is out there?

Conference bulletins

Catch up on CROI 2018 news with our summary bulletins. Available in English, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish.


The vaginal ring: more HOPE to the DREAM? Higher adherence and better effectiveness seen in open-label ring studies.

HIV and pregnancy

Study finds that women are much more vulnerable to HIV infection during pregnancy and in the months after giving birth.


High uptake of HIV self-testing by men who have sex with men and transgender women in Burma.


Efavirenz may undermine effectiveness of the vaginal ring contraceptive.

The search for a cure

Experimental antibody plus TLR7 agonist maintains viral suppression in monkeys.


Lesotho making strong progress towards 90-90-90 targets.

Starting treatment

Same-day treatment start improves retention in care and viral suppression in Lesotho.

aidsmap news from CROI 2018

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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