• Collaborating with colleagues in France

    Prof Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Dr Tanuja Gengiah Head of Pharmacy and Ms Natasha Samsunder Head of Laboratory were hosted by Prof Bruno Pozzetto at the University of Jean Monnet, St. Etienne, in France in October. The University of Jean Monnet is a collaborative European partner of the CAPRISA 018 trial.

    Prof Salim Abdool Karim was invited to deliver a talk titled “The Global HIV Epidemic. Successes, challenges and prospects” at the University- Hospital of St. Etienne, Faculty of Medicine after a tour of Groupe d'Immunité des Muqueuses et
    Agents Pathogènes (GIMAP) laboratories. The team joined Dr Marie-Claude Gagnieu at the Pharmacology and Toxicology laboratory at Hospices Civils de Lyon in Pierre Benite for an introductory meeting. Over the next two days, Dr Gengiah and Ms Samsunder held technical discussions with Dr Marie-Claude Gagnieu on antiretroviral
    drug assays.

    L-R: Dr Marie-Claude Gagnieu , Dr Tauuja Gengiah and Mrs Natasha Samsunder in the laboratory in Lyon, France

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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.