eThekwini CAPRISA Research Clinic adjoins the Prince Cyril Zulu Communicable Disease Centre, which is the largest government out-patient TB and sexually transmitted diseases treatment facility in Durban. This clinic is in the Durban city centre transport hub next to the main train station, bus rank and taxi station.
Springfield CAPRISA Research Clinic at the King Dinuzulu Hospital, which is the largest provincial TB referral hospital in the Springfield area of Durban. As several hundred patients with drug resistant TB are treated at this hospital each year, CAPRISA’s research here focuses on clinical studies on MDR-TB and XDR-TB.
Vulindlela CAPRISA Research Clinic adjoins the Mafakatini primary health care clinic in the rural Vulindlela district in KwaZulu-Natal. This research facility, which hosts an adolescent-friendly clinic, has a close working relationship with the local community to study new approaches to HIV prevention and treatment..
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.