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  • Recognition for outstanding contribution to medicine

    CAPRISA’s Director, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, was elected a member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to medicine. The induction as a member was made at the AAP Gala Dinner held on 22 April in Chicago. With Professor Abdool Karim (R) in the photo is his nominator - Professor Sunil Ahuja of University of Texas (L)

     

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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.