By Thomas F. Smith, Arlo D. Wold (auth.), Luis M. de la Maza, Ellena M. Peterson (eds.)
This 12 months marks the 10th anniversary of the overseas Symposium on scientific Virology. within the Foreword to the publication of the 1980 Symposium, we acknowledged, "However, the demanding situations nonetheless mendacity forward are extra quite a few than our prior accomplishments". Little did we all know on the time, that inside many years the unfold of human immunodeficiency virus kind i used to be going to take place. This all over the world epidemic has, like no different sickness in contemporary background, woke up the clinical group and the general public at huge. it's a reminder to we all that despite our immense technical advances, Nature offers such nice chance for organic range, that it'll continuously be one step sooner than our medical wisdom. even if our realizing of virology, molecular biology and immunology have elevated by means of leaps and limits during the last decade, we're nonetheless on the aspect of being not able to successfully regulate the unfold of this viral an infection. we are hoping that our Symposium this yr has helped researchers to come back jointly and trade' rules, in order that our starting to be wisdom of viral infections can assist produce higher techniques to manage them. Luis M. de l. a. Maza Irvine, California Ellena M. Peterson March, 1991 v ACKNO~EDGEMENTS it'd be very unlikely to unmarried out all these people who helped us make this Symposium a truth, besides the fact that, we want to take this oppor tunity to specific our appreciation for his or her efforts.