n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Looking back while looking forward : a decade of ART in the public sector : message from the editor

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



In considering the HIV epidemic and its impact, many of our anniversaries are sad ones. Personal anniversaries often mark losses - remembrances of the deaths of family, friends or patients. Clinicians or scientists may mark the anniversary of the first documented AIDS case in a country, or the discovery of the virus itself, but these aren't generally moments for celebration . So it's not often that we have cause to smile about an anniversary related to the epidemic. However, 1 April 2014 marks one happy anniversary worth remembering - a decade of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the public sector.

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