n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Ten years of ART in South Africa - how far we have come s

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



I became involved in the HIV response in 1999, when I joined the HIV, AIDS, STI and TB (HAST) unit within the National Department of Health. Little did I know in 1999 that HIV would become my life. I had already been working in public health since 1993, and had been on the fringes of HIV, through the interdepartmental HIV and AIDS committee. At that point, the focus was on HIV awareness for public sector workers, and success was measured by the availability of condoms.

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