As the HIV epidemic barrels into its third decade with no real sign of slowing, it is heartening to see young physicians such as our award winners entering the field. The profiles of our more established award-winning HIV physicians attest to the fact there are still many doctors around who have been practicing medicine since HIV's early years. But no doctor practices medicine forever, and every field needs a constant infusion of fresh talent to bring new energy and ideas.
The two "Up and Coming Physician" award winners we honor here have just begun their careers in HIV medicine, yet they are already being hailed by their patients or colleagues. They represent a new generation of HIV physicians who will, no doubt, shape the delivery of HIV care in the years to come.