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    UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Mr Kenneth Cole met with CAPRISA scientists to gain a deeper understanding of HIV and TB prevention and control in South Africa and globally, during his visit to Durban South Africa, on 7th- 8th  March. At a special dinner to mark the occasion, he met with Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo MEC for Health in KwaZulu-Natal and Ms Frances Chisholm US Consul General Durban. On 8th April Mr Cole paid a visit to the King DinuZulu Hospital, the largest TB referral hospital in the province and a CAPRISA XDR-TB research study site.  Mr Cole has been vocal about the global response to AIDS for more than 30 years and is a champion for people living with HIV. Mr Cole has been chairman of amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research, since 2005.

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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.