• CAPRISA hosts WHO meeting on the public health approach to quality testing

    Dr Rachel Baggaley of the HIV Department, World Health Organisation (WHO) and Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, CAPRISA’s associate Scientific Director co-hosted a two-day meeting on the Public Health approach to quality HIV testing. This consultative meeting held on 12 – 13th December 2017 at the CAPRISA headquarters in Durban brought together experts from the health ministries, academics, researchers, virologists, laboratory specialists, as well as programme experts in treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis and HIV testing services from across the globe. Key objectives included a review of the latest evidence on HIV testing in the context of ARVs treatment provisions to inform the WHO HIV testing guidelines in 2019

    Photo: Participants at the WHO meeting held at CAPRISA in Durban.


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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.