Focus on HIVBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6942.1516a (Published 04 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1516
- S T Green
Because so much has already been written about the subject it is easy to forget that AIDS and HIV were described only in 1981 and 1983 respectively. But the numbers suffering from this uniformly lethal but 100% preventable infection continue to increase worldwide, so a continuing flow of scientific thought and activity remains crucial. Focus on HIV summarises the presentations and subsequent discussions at a symposium in September 1992, reviewing many aspects of HIV/AIDS epidemiology, molecular biology, immunology, and therapeutics.
The extraordinary molecular and biological diversity of HIV - something that will have to be overcome before significant therapeutic advances can …