oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Antiretrovirals : guest editorial

Volume 23, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... GUEST EDITORIAL ANTIRETROVIRALS Approximately 53 million individuals worldwide have been infected with the HI virus. More than 34 million are still alive today. AIDS deaths reached a record 2.6 million in 1999, and new infections continue practically unabated. The burden of HIV is not equally spread. Most befalls sub-Saharan Africa, with 10% of infected people living in South Africa alone. In southern Africa life expectancy is expected to drop from 59 to 45 between 2005 and 2010. While prevention is the most important strategy for managing the AIDS epidemic in the long term, we cannot lose sight of the ..

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