PROFESSORS SALIM ABDOOL KARIM DELIVERS KEYNOTE SPEECH AT MICROBICIDES CONFERENCE IN SYDNEY
The with the theme “From Discovery to Delivery” is the premier gathering for scientists, scholars, advocates and donors to present and discuss cutting edge developments in HIV prevention.
Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) gave the keynote speech at the opening session of the biennial International Microbicides Conference (M2012) in Sydney, Australia.
M2012 is the premier gathering for scientists, scholars, advocates and donors to present and discuss cutting edge developments in HIV prevention.
In the quest to find an effective method of HIV prevention for women, Professor Abdool Karim’s assessment of the lessons learnt spanned the findings from the scientific research – ie the 39% reduction in HIV infection w, the significance of female genital tract inflammation and the part it plays in increasing risk of contracting HIV, the importance of partnerships
He concluded by saying that in terms of finding a prevention method for women, we were furthest in development for tenofovir.
Many developments over the last two years since the previous conference, with several trials.