n South African Journal of Child Health - HIV priorities in children - what do the experts say? : hot topic




It was not hard to decide on the 'hot topic' for this second issue of , particularly as the HIV/AIDS conference had just ended in Durban. In spite of the amount of money and effort that is going into reducing the number of new cases, the epidemic seems to progress unabated. The operative word in that last sentence, 'seems', is based on surrogate measures of infection such as rising infant mortality rates, non-accidental deaths in young adults, and teenage pregnancy rates - in addition to actual recently reported incidences.


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