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SEMINAR: HIV INFECTION
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 74  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 193

From the desk of the guest editor


Consultant HIV Physician, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
J K Maniar
Consultant HIV Physician, Mumbai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.41361

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How to cite this article:
Maniar J K. From the desk of the guest editor. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008;74:193

How to cite this URL:
Maniar J K. From the desk of the guest editor. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Jun 16];74:193. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2008/74/3/193/41361


Guest Editor: J. K. Maniar

Contents:


  1. HIV and tuberculosis co-infection: Hiten Thaker
  2. Use of antiretrovirals in pediatric HIV infections: Sunanda Gaur
  3. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission in HIV infection: Amar Surjushe, Janak Maniar


From the desk of the guest editor

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has matured in India during the last two decades. The statistical data reported from India appear controversial although I sincerely hope that the revised lower estimates are correct. The most common route of HIV transmission in India is heterosexual. Therefore, from a public health point of view, it is currently the most important sexually transmitted infection (STI) with other STIs being seen less frequently. I propose that every dermatovenereologist should be familiar with treatment of HIV/AIDS although it is a challenging task that requires extensive continual updating. It is with this intent that IJDVL has decided to publish a series of review articles on the subject of HIV infection.

There are several issues involved in the management of HIV infection; it is difficult to discuss all of them. Like syphilis, HIV/AIDS is a multisystem disease, which demands that dermatovenereologists learn skills outside their core areas of competence. Keeping this in mind, this update on HIV infection carries articles on HIV and tuberculosis co-infection, perinatal HIV intervention and pediatric antiretroviral therapy written by experts in their fields. We hope that an increasing number of dermatovenereologists will join us in our fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India. I am sure this seminar on HIV infection shall be of immense benefit to them.



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