n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - From the editor




This Spring edition brings 2008 to a close. And what a year it has been. Not many breakthroughs in HIV or TB, but a lot of activity in terms of understanding early infection better, really getting to grips with early immune responses, and again thinking through our prevention options. In 2008 the concept of antiretrovirals for prevention as well as treatment has come to the fore with second-generation microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis and the notion that we may be able to 'treat our way out of the epidemic' becoming possibilities. Gratifyingly, this year also saw a record number of people being tested and accessing ART, and roll-out for both testing and treatment is truly scaling up.


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