BOSTON — For the first time, at this year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, more women than men presented findings at the meeting, according to CROI Chair Judith S. Currier, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the division of infectious diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles. The first authors of 537 of the 990 abstracts that were accepted this year were women, she said.
“This is exciting to see, that more women are participating in research in HIV and presenting results at this conference,” said Currier, who is also the AIDS Clinical Trials Group network chair and principal investigator.
Infectious Disease News spoke with conference attendees to get their reactions on this development and asked about their experiences in a field that has for so long been dominated by men.
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Currier reports receiving research grants from Theratechnologies.