• Towards an HIV Cure: Global Fellows Research Academy

    CAPRISA research associates Professors Jo-Ann Passmore and Carolyn Williamson (UCT, NHLS), joined Prof Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Dr Steven Deeks, Prof Sharon Lewin and  other global fellows at the inaugural meeting of the Global Fellows Research Academy, organised by International AIDS Society and Towards an HIV Cure initiative.   

         The Towards an HIV Cure:  Global Fellows Research Academy was an interactive three-day workshop held in May, designed to provide training on state-of-the-art HIV cure research for talented early to mid-career investigators and clinical scientists conducting research in resource-constrained settings.  The meeting was held at the Wits Rural Facility situated in the central Lowveld of Limpopo Province.  There were 24 global fellows from different regions of the world including young investigators linked to CAPRISA:  Melissa-Rose Abrahams (UCT), Omolara Baiyegunhi (HPP, UKZN), Paradize Madlala (UKZN), Aida Sivro (CAPRISA). 

    Photo (L-R):  Melissa-Rose Abrahams, Jo-Ann Passmore, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Carolyn Williamson


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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.