Volume 73, Number 3, September 2002 Call for papers -- Nerve damage in leprosy Editor’s Choice Editorial To smear or not to smear? M. F. Waters Review Leprosy: a problem solved by 2000? A. T. STEARNS Papers Eye disease in multibacillary leprosy patients at the time of their leprosy diagnosis: findings from the Longitudinal Study of Ocular Leprosy (LOSOL) in India, the Philippines and Ethiopia. P. COURTRIGHT, E. DANIEL, S. RAO, J. RAVANES, F. MENGISTU, M. BELACHEW, R. V. CELLONA & T. FFYTCHE Drug susceptibility of M. leprae: a retrospective analysis of mouse footpad inoculation results from 1983 to 1997. B. SEKAR, N. ELANGESWARAN, E. JAYARAMA, M. RAJENDRAN, S. SENTHILKUMAR, R. VIJAYARAGHAVAN, D. ANANDAN & K. ARUNAGIRI Relapse rates and a 10-year follow-up of a 6 week quadruple drug regimen for the treatment of multibacillary leprosy. S. PATTYN & S. GRILLONE Childhood leprosy in an urban clinic, Hyderabad, India: clinical presentation and the role of household contacts. S. JAIN, R. G. REDDY, S. N. OSMANI, D. N. J. LOCKWOOD & S. SUNEETHA Anti-leprosy protective vaccination of rhesus monkeys with BCG or BCG plus heat-killed Mycobacterium leprae: lepromin skin test results. B. J. GORMUS, G. B. BASKIN, K. XU, M. S. RATTERREE, P. A. MACK, R. P. BOHM JR, W. M. MEYERS & G. P. WALSH Male-female (sex) differences in leprosy patients in South Eastern Nigeria: females present late for diagnosis and treatment and have higher rates of deformity. E. J. PETERS & A. I. ESHIET Further Education Series -- HIV Management of HIV in resource-poor countries, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. A. D. HARRIES Case Report Leprosy lesion on the prepuce of the male genitalia: a case report. I. N. SHAW Letters to the Editor The Final Push Strategy to Eliminate Leprosy as a Public Health Problem: Questions and Answers. THE ILEP MEDICO-SOCIAL COMMISSION Comment on “A high incidence of viable Mycobacterium leprae in post-MDT recurrent lesions in tuberculoid leprosy patients”. K. V. DESIKAN Concurrent leprosy and leishmaniasis with mucosal involvement. I. M. B. GOULART, L. G. PATROCINIO, S. DE A. NISHIOKA, J. A. PATROCINIO, M. S. FERREIRA & R. N. FLEURY Teaching Materials and Services Wellesley Bailey Awards * An Atlas of African Dermatology * ILEP’s recent publications * Leprosy Course 2002 * The new face of leprosy * Psoriasis, biblical afflictions and patients’ dignity * Interactive tutorials * Armauer Hansen (1841-1912) * ALERT -- provisional calender for international training in 2003 News and Notes Champa celebrates centenary * Genomics and World Health * The 22nd Biennial Conference of the Indian Association of Leprologists, held on 24th November 2001 at Patna, Bihar * Princess Royal visits TLM Anandaban, Nepal * Immunotherapy: relevance in HIV and drug resistant tuberculosis * BCG vaccine * Best feet forward for LEPRA * WHO launches global strategy on traditional and alternative medicine * Expert advice * Three million HIV/AIDS sufferers could receive anti-retroviral therapy by 2005: new hope for those in developing world * Engineered mosquitoes * Does inequality matter?