n South African Medical Journal - HIV/AIDS in South Africa, 2nd ed., S.S. Abdool Karim and Q. Abdool Karim (Eds.) : book review

Volume 101, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Knowledge around HIV has evolved extremely rapidly over the past three decades, providing formidable challenges for the editors and writers of any reference text on the subject to remain up to date and relevant. Given such challenges, the recently published second edition of is a remarkable achievement that serves as a broad-ranging and current overview of all aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa. In addition, the book provides a historical record of the epidemic and the evolution of responses to it over the past 25 years and insights into what may be expected in the decades to come.

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