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  • CAPRISA Postdoc Fellow receives EDCTP fellowship

    Caprisa postdoctoral Fellow Dr Aida Sivro was awarded the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Career Development Fellowship. The objectives of the fellowship are to promote career development and retention of post-doctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in the research field and in sub-Saharan Africa and to equip the fellows with the ability to establish themselves as independent researchers. Dr Sivro was awarded funding for a three-year period to look at the role of the interferons and interferon signalling in HIV acquisition.

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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.