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Vaginal microbiome plays multiple roles in HIV transmission risk

By Anette Breindl
Senior Science Editor

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

BOSTON – An individual's microbiome is now recognized as a major factor in health, disease, and the effectiveness of medical treatment. At her Tuesday morning plenary talk at the 2018 Conference for Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Nichole Klatt, assistant professor in the University of Washington's Department of Pharmaceutics, gave an overview of the female vaginal microbiome's role in both HIV infection and treatment.

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