Created in 2015, by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Scientist, Victor Balaban, Ph.D., this image depicts a youth counselor teaching adolescents about HIV, and STD prevention at the Dimbaza Community Health Clinic, which is part of the Center for AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) eThekwini Clinical Research Site, located at the Prince Cyril Zulu Communicable Disease Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. CAPRISA is a CDC partner in South Africa. This was one of the entries in the 2015 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest.
“The Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) is one of South Africa’s best known research organizations. CAPRISA was established 2002 under the National Institutes of Health program called Comprehensive International Program of Research on AIDS (CIPRA) to investigate:
- Acute HIV infection and
- The course of the disease
CDC and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) have supported CAPRISA since September 2008 with a five-year cooperative agreement. CAPRISA supports two sites with CDC/PEPFAR funding: the Prince Cyril Zulu Communicable Disease Center, and the Vulindlela research site approximately 50 miles outside of Durban.”
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