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This photograph was created by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Scientist, and former Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, Victor Balaban, Ph.D. The image was captured in South Africa, and depicts a discussion between HIV Incidence Provincial Surveillance System Project (HIPSS) administrators.
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“In June, 2014, Epicentre, a CDC South Africa funded partner that specializes in public health interventions that prevent and manage health conditions and diseases through surveillance, and the promotion of healthy behavior, launched a three year-long survey known HIPSS.”

“The project is being led by a team of researchers from Epicentre and CAPRISA, a multi-institutional AIDS research organization, with its headquarters at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. Funded by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the CDC South Africa, the study will be conducted in the KwaZulu-Natal Provinces’ Vulindlela, and Greater Edendale areas within the uMgungundlovu district which is one of the highest HIV burdened districts in South Africa – that has an estimated HIV prevalence of 40.7% among pregnant women (ANC survey 2012).”

For more on the HIPSS project, visit the link below.

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Links:CDC – Global Health - South Africa; Study to determine effectiveness of HIV prevention and treatment launched
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