UNAIDS to establish international scientific expert panel on HIV
3 June 2013
The Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Michel Sidibé today announced the appointment of South African scientist, Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim as Chair of the newly established UNAIDS Scientific Expert Panel. Mr Sidibe made the announcement in Durban, South Africa during his opening address at a UNAIDS Scientific Symposium on the implications of the “Mississippi baby” for public health programmes on mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim awarded the Order of Mapungubwe
26 April 2013
Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Associate Scientific Director of CAPRISA (Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa) is being bestowed with the Order of Mapungubwe: Bronze by the South African State President on Freedom Day (27 April 2013) in recognition of her “outstanding work in the field of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis research and health policy development.” The Order of Mapungubwe is South Africa’s highest honour.
CAPRISA’S RESPONSE TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE VOICE STUDY RESULTS: WOMEN HAVE TO USE TENOFOVIR-CONTAINING TABLETS AND GELS TO SHOW THAT THEY PREVENT HIV INFECTION
4 March 2013
Today’s announcement by the Microbicides Trials Network (MTN) on its tenofovir tablet and gel study (MTN 003) confirmed that low adherence to the prescribed daily pills and gels was the basis for its results which showed no protection against HIV. The results were released at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, taking place this week in Atlanta, USA.