n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Message from the Executive

Volume 14, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



I have spoken before about where we are in the HIV epidemic in South Africa (SA) today. The heady days when there were scientific breakthroughs every few months are over. The excitement surrounding increased treatment access, improved antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens and nurse-initiated management of antiretroviral therapy (NIMART) have settled; HIV no longer makes the news every other day. What we have achieved is truly remarkable: SA has the largest antiretroviral (ARV) programme in the world, with estimates of as many as 2.4 million people receiving ART. HIV healthcare workers can be proud of the contributions they have made - and continue to make - to lessen the burden of this disease.

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