Replication capacity of viruses from acute infection drives HIV-1 disease progression.

Selhorst P, Combrinck C, Ndabambi N, Ismail SD, Abrahams M-R, Lacerda M, Samsunder N, Garrett N, Abdool Karim Q, Abdool Karim SS, Williamson C.
Journal of Virology 2017; 91(8): e01806-16.

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Social Disequilibrium and the Risk of HIV Acquisition: A Multilevel Study in Rural KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.

Tomita A, Vandormael AM, Bärnighausen T, de Oliveira T, Tanser F.
JAIDS 2017; 75(2): 164-174.

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Chemokines additional to IFN-γ can be used to differentiate among Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection possibilities and provide evidence of an early clearance phenotype.

Nonghanphithak D, Reechaipichitkul W, Namwat W, Naranbhai V, Faksri K.
Tuberculosis 2017; 105: 28-34.

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An Amidase_3 domain-containing N-acetylmuramyl-L-alanine amidase is required for mycobacterial cell division.

Senzani S, Li D, Bhaskar A, Ealand C, Chang J, Rimal B, Liu C, Joon Kim S, Dhar N, Kana B.
Scientific Reports 2017; 7(1):1140.

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The World Health Organization excludes Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the 2017 priority pathogens list.

Padayatchi N, Mahomed S, O’Donnell M, Conradie F, Naidoo K.
South African Medical Journal 2017; 107(6):466.

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Probiotics for vaginal health in South Africa: what is on retailers' shelves?

Happel AU, Jaumdally SZ, Pidwell T, Cornelius T, Jaspan HB, Froissart R, Barnabas SL,Passmore Jo-AS.
BMC Women's Health 2017; 17(1):7.

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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.