oa South African Family Practice - Time to deliver : reflections on the XVI International AIDS Conference : edotorial

Volume 48, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006:48(8) 3 Editorial Editorial Time to deliver Reflections on the XVI International AIDS Conference It is twenty-five years since the human immunodeficiency virus was first detected. Twenty five years ago I was just starting medical school and even by the time I finished HIV was barely mentioned. Twenty-five years later the pandemic has gathered frightening momentum and an international conference can attract 31, 000 delegates. The theme of the conference was Time To Deliver, because after years of doubt, debate and rhetoric the medical community now has a number of proven strategies to both prevent and treat ..

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