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    Prof Salim Abdool Karim Director of CAPRISA and Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim Associate Scientific Director of CAPRISA recently visited Japan to attend the International Epidemiological Association’s conference. While in Japan, Professors Abdool Karim had an opportunity to meet with several leading Japanese scientists including Dr Aikichi Iwa-moto from the Japan Agency from Medical Research and Development (AMED); Dr Kuniaki Miyake from the Japanese Department of Health; Dr Hiroyuki Yamamoto from the AIDS Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases;  Dr Makoto Suematsu, President of AMED and Professor Edo, Dean of the St Lukes School of Public Health. Professor Salim Abdool Karim delivered a presentation at the St Lukes School of Public Health on the Global HIV epidemic: Successes, Challenges & Prospects. 

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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.