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News Sources Report On Research Findings, Talks Presented At CROI

News sources report on several research findings and talks given at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, taking place this week in Boston.

Associated Press: Studies show big promise for HIV prevention drug
“Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV…” (Marchione, 3/4).

New York Times: Injections Providing Protection Against AIDS in Monkeys, Studies Find
“Researchers are reporting that injections of long-lasting AIDS drugs protected monkeys for weeks against infection, a finding that could lead to a major breakthrough in preventing the disease in humans…” (McNeil, 3/4).

Science Speaks: CROI 2014: Plenary on evidence for harm reduction need for HIV in people who use drugs is a first for conference
The Center for Global Health Policy’s blog summarizes a plenary session from CROI that discussed the success of harm reduction methods to reduce the risk of HIV infection (Barton, 3/4).

Science Speaks: CROI 2014: Research backed Senegal’s AIDS control efforts
The blog summarizes a talk by Souleymane Mboup of the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, who discussed Senegal’s efforts to reduce HIV transmission (Barton, 3/4).