• Keynote address at World AIDS Day event

    Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim delivered the keynote address at an event to mark World AIDS Day, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Abdool Karim’s address titled: Global responses to HIV/AIDS: Successes and Challenges to Ending AIDS. She said that the role of activism and social mobilisation in the HIV response is unprecedented in the context of health and there is a lot we can learn from this experience for other health and social 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.