|By John S. James
AIDS Treatment News
The following sites have important information from the 9th
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Seattle,
February 24-28, 2002. And you may want to check back, as most
of them will post additional reports in the future.
Note: if one of the links given below does not work, it may be
because the site has been reorganized since this article was published.
In that case you may still be able to find the information by
starting at the home page of the site and looking from there.
For example, in case http://www.thebody.com/confs/retro2002/retro2002.html
does not work, try starting at http://www.thebody.com,
look for a section on reports from conferences, then look for
the 9th Retroviruses conference. Usually these reports remain
online for about a year.
The official conference Web site.)
The most useful information on this site is:
(1) Audio, video, and slides from the major plenary and symposium
overview talks and panels (but not from the many technical sessions
where new data were presented). There were still some computer
glitches as we went to press.
(2) Searchable abstracts of both oral and poster talks. You can
search for all abstracts that contain any given word -- including
an author's last name, a drug name or medical term, or the abstract
number if you know it. To search the abstracts, first make sure
you are at the 9th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic
Infections (the site will change for next year's meeting), and
select "Search Program and Abstracts."
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(3) Many of the presentations will also have posters online. The
posters have much more information than the abstracts, but there
is no software available to do a computer search on them. These
posters are usually formatted for display in a poster hall, but
it is possible to read them online.
The Body has many expert summaries of different research areas
presented at the Retroviruses conference.
> This site has many conference articles, along with other news
Medscape has dozens of expert reviews. (The first time you use
the Medscape site you need to register, but registration is free.)
Reports from the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project.
A major HIV site run by the University of California San Francisco
Medical Center. The Retroviruses coverage is currently at: http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite.jsp?page=cf9croi-00-00
Medical Advocates, a nonprofit organization, has grouped some
of the abstracts and posters by drug or other topic.
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