CAPRISA Research sites equipped to deal with COVID-19

1 June 2020

The CAPRISA eThekwini Clinical Research Site staff were delighted to receive a shipment of Personal Protective Equipment in May. The shipment procured by the HIV Vaccine Trial Network will support the ongoing HIV vaccine effort during the Covid-19 pandemic.

CAPRISA’s Professional Nurse Diane Chetty (left in the photo) and Dr Nigel Garrett, Head of HIV Pathogenesis and Vaccine Research, were the first to try on gowns, masks and googles. Dr Garrett said that these supplies were urgently needed to protect staff and participants during the pandemic, and to ensure the safe conduct of essential vaccine trial visits.