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November 10, 2015

Speakers: Prof. Salim Abdool Karim and Prof. Koleka Mlisana. Deadline for RSVP is 26 November 2015

More than 37 million people live with HIV globally. Only 15 million have access to treatment. There were 2 million new infections in 2014 alone. HIV is one of the biggest threats facing current and future generations with young women aged 15-24 years disproportionately affected.

Commemorating World AIDS Day, the latest NRF Science for Society lecture, entitled “Getting to Zero”, will explore the origins and evolution of HIV; why prevention and vaccine research is critical; and why there is an urgent need for safe and effective technology that women can use to reduce their risk of infection. Come and join the discussion.

The lecture will be broadcast LIVE on SAfm and will be video streamed

DATE: Tuesday, 01 December 2015

TIME: 18:45

Refreshments will be served between 18:00 and 18:45

VENUE: Howard College Theatre, Howard College campus University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban


Deadline for RSVP is 26 November 2015


PROFESSOR SALIM ABDOOL KARIM, Director of the Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Pro Vice-Chancellor: Research at UKZN and Chair of the UNAIDS Scientific Expert Panel.

PROFESSOR KOLEKA MLISANA, Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital Academic Complex UKZN and the National Health Laboratory Services.

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