While South Africa has made impressive progress in its HIV response, the spread of HIV has yet to be controlled says leading AIDS scientist Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim. “Impressive progress in scientific discovery, resource mobilisation, political commitment and implementation has been achieved, but young women in Africa still have high HIV rates,” said Abdool Karim. “Each day there are about 1 000 new infections in South Africa.”
Dr Quarraisha Abdool Karim - Laureate of the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award
6 October 2015
The L’Oréal Foundation and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organsiation (UNESCO) announced that Dr Quarraisha Abdool Karim has been named one of five “exceptional laureates” of the 2016 prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Award for her “remarkable contribution to the prevention and treatment of HIV and associated infections, greatly improving the quality of life of women in Africa.”
EThekwini Municipality is excited to announce the 2015 Living Legend Awardees who will be honoured at a prestigious ceremony on Saturday, 29 August 2015 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.
CAPRISA’s Associate Scientific Director Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim has been honoured as a citizen of the eThekwini Municipality for her significant contributions in HIV prevention research to the communities of eThekwini and indeed South Africa.
Distinguished AIDS Scientist receives A-Rating from the National Research Foundation
7 August 2015
Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim is the first Black academic in the history of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the second Black woman academic in South Africa to receive the prestigious NRF A-rating for research.
Nobel Laureate joins CAPRISA’s Scientific Advisory Board
14 April 2015
Distinguished scientist and Nobel Laureate Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi of the Institut Pasteur has joined the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre of the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA).
New tenofovir gel study shows no effect on HIV prevention: Lower than expected gel use impact FACTS trial results
24 February 2015
HIV prevention for women suffered a setback today when a study conducted by the Follow-on African Consortium for Tenofovir Studies (FACTS) reported that its results do not confirm the HIV protective effect of tenofovir gel shown previously in the CAPRISA 004 trial. The FACTS 001 trial involving 2059 South African women showed no overall HIV prevention benefit of the gel.
AIDS Researcher awarded prestigious African Union Science Prize
31 January 2015
World-renowned South African AIDS researcher, Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim was awarded the most prestigious prize for science in Africa, the $100,000 (R1.1million) Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award presented by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, at the African Union General Assembly in Addis Ababa today.