n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Clinical virology in South Africa : letters

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



These words capture the prevailing sentiment towards infectious diseases in the light of the emergence of infections caused by recently identified viruses such as human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8), Sin Nombre virus and H5N1 influenza. But the virus that has challenged humanity at every level, with an estimated 30 - 40 million people having been infected worldwide, is the human immune deficiency virus (HIV). Yet, in the midst of these virological crises, there is little interest in clinical virology as an area of postgraduate study among South African medical graduates.

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