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UKZN professor to chair UNAIDS Scientific Expert Panel


The panel that will advise UNAIDS on scientific discoveries, on new research and gaps in current research. This will help UNAIDS, adjust its response to HIV and Aids as new science advances.

Karim is the Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa and interim head at Medical Research Council and has conducted research on HIV and Aids for the past 25 years.

UNAIDS director Michel Sidibé announced the appointment yesterday . “To reach the end of the AIDS epidemic, we need to continue to embrace science and innovation and I am delighted that Professor Karim has agreed to take on the leadership of our new UNAIDS scientific panel.”

"Science has the power to illuminate the future path to defeating AIDS. I am humbled by this appointment and look forward to this new challenge,” said Karim.

You can read more about the panel on the UNAIDS website.


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