The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI 2020 was virtually held from March 8 to March 11, 2020.

The Global Director, ICAP, Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, has shared a recording of the special session he co-hosted at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, which was held virtually from Boston earlier this month.

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Entitled Epidemiology, Virology and Control of COVID-19 (CROI Updates), the session features the following presentations:

  • Epidemiology and Disease Characteristics in China
    Zunyou Wu, MD, China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Epidemiology of COVID-19 and Control Measures
    John Brooks, MD, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Virology of Coronavirus
    Ralph Baric, PhD
    , University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Development of Therapeutics and Vaccines
    Anthony Fauci, MD
    , National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases



Diagnostic accuracy trial of a novel blood-based assay for identification of TB in people living with HIV, Södersten E, Ongarello S, Mantsoki A, Wyss R, Persing DH, Banderby S, Meuzelaar LS, Prieto J, Gnanashanmugam D, Khatri P, Schumacher SG, Denkinger CM

Conference website