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July 25, 2012

HIV/AIDS—Increasing Evidence, Advancing Ahead

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Dr Smith (jeanette.smith@jamanetwork.org) is Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2012;308(4):407-408. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.8648

The arrival of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) more than 30 years ago has resulted in the death of millions worldwide. In the spirit of taking stock of all that has occurred, and defining the lessons learned, it is fitting to devote this theme issue of JAMA to advances in HIV/AIDS, planned to coincide with the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. As Steinbrook notes in his Viewpoint in this issue,1 this year's conference has special meaning because of removal of the ban on HIV-related restrictions on entry into the United States, making it possible to hold the conference in this country after being absent for many years.