BuaNews, 21 October 2002, SA Receives Millions for HIV/Aids Research ,
'Safeguarding the Household: Comprehensive AIDS Research', the research grant
was donated by the
to find ways to ease the burden the epidemic has put on adults and children.
CIPRA grant will therefore address HIV/AIDS as a problem not simply of
individuals, but of entire families,' he explained.
McIntyre added the programme would gather essential information for the
government's AIDS programme in future, and covered many of the key areas raised
in the recent Cabinet statement on AIDS.
the grant, the
Hume said the lessons that would be presented through research in
cutting-edge research programme is set to focus on aspects of HIV treatment in
adults and children, tuberculosis and affordable laboratory tests.
research team and collaborators from
finding affordable HIV/AIDS treatment for the young and the old, the programme
is expected to determine the efficacy of two standard childhood vaccines in
preventing AIDS-related complications in infants and develop simple, inexpensive
methods of diagnosing HIV and monitoring treatment and drug resistance.
PHRU is a research unit of
by the recipients of the 2002 Nelson Mandela Health and Human Rights Award
winners, Prof McIntyre and Dr Glenda Gray, the unit has a wide-ranging HIV
research programme, including the prevention of HIV transmission from
by the US National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the
CIPRA programme helps developing countries strengthen their HIV/AIDS research
infrastructure and increase their capacity for research into promising methods
of HIV prevention and treatment.