Partnering with HIV & TB scientists in India

26 January 2016

A Mysore journalist highlighting the plight of patients with Drug resistant TB with Dr Nesri Padayatchi

CAPRISA colleagues were invited to participate in the HIVe Mysuru 2015 conference held in India in December 2015, which was attended by almost 200 medical doctors and scientists.  

CAPRISA’s Deputy Director, Dr Nesri Padayatchi, and Head of HIV TB treatment, Dr Kogie Naidoo, presented and co-chaired sessions, including the inaugural Dr Suniti Solomon lecture— the late Indian physician pioneered AIDS research in India. The three CAPRISA presentations titled, HIV and Drug resistant tuberculosis, Addressing the challenges of TB-HIV integration and an Overview of Challenges in HIV/TB – the South African experience, elicited robust discussion.

A memorandum of understanding to further knowledge and research exchange in HIV and TB as well as experiential learning between scientists at CAPRISA and the Ashakirana Charitable Trust hospital in India will be formalised.