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  • M.I.T. students at CAPRISA for the day

    Students from MIT in Boston, accompanied by Dr Bruce Walker Director of the Ragon Insti-tute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, visited CA-PRISA’s Vulindlela Research Clinic and headquarters on 19th January 2017. The students had an interactive session with CAPRISA scientists on the PrEP demonstration project, and the AMP and HPTN 077 studies. On the return trip to the CA-PRISA headquarters in Durban the students viewed the memorial at the Nelson Mandela cap-ture site (Above: photo at the capture site). At the CAPRISA headquarters Professor Slim Abdool Ka-rim lectured to the students on HIV prevention: pro-spects and challenges.

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Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

CAPRISA was created in 2001 and formally established in 2002 under the NIH-funded Comprehensive International Program of Research on AIDS (CIPRA) by five partner institutions; University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, and Columbia University in New York. CAPRISA is a designated UNAIDS Collaborating Centre for HIV Prevention Research. The main goal of CAPRISA is to undertake globally relevant and locally responsive research that contributes to understanding HIV pathogenesis, prevention and epidemiology as well as the links between tuberculosis and AIDS care.