Advancing STI Care in KZN

20 July 2018

Participants at the workshop including  (third from the right):  Dr Nigel Garrett from CAPRISA, Professor Koleka Mlisana from the National Health Laboratory Services and University of KwaZulu-Natal and Dr Adrian Mindel from Australia

CAPRISA hosted a STI workshop on 27th January “ to evaluate the current epidemic and care provision in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and to discuss the latest evidence for and against the transition to a diagnostic care model,” said Dr Nigel Garret Head of Vaccine and Pathogenesis at CAPRISA and convenor of the workshop. Objectives of the workshop included a review of the Department of Health’s strategy on STIs in KZN, and discussions on the clinical importance of STIs and their contribution to HIV risk, and laboratory capacity and new technologies for STI diagnosis.