The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
It has become a tradition for JAMA to omit a cover image on the theme issue devoted to HIV/AIDS. Because neither images nor words can express the worldwide devastation caused by HIV/AIDS over the past quarter of a century, once again the cover story is omitted as well.
Southgate MT. A Cover Without Art. JAMA. 2006;296(7):736. doi:10.1001/jama.296.7.736