SA’s leading AIDS researchers‚ professors Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim‚ have scooped the esteemed Institute for Human Virology (IHV) Lifetime Achievement Award for exceptional public service for their contributions to the global AIDS response.The prestigious award will be presented by Dr Robert Gallo‚ who discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS‚ at the 19th international meeting of the IHV on Wednesday in Baltimore in the US.Salim is the director of the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in SA (Caprisa) and Quarraisha is its associate scientific director. They are both professors of epidemiology at Columbia University in New York and are honorary academics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal."To me‚ both these renowned individuals have made some of the greatest contributions in the history of HIV/AIDS in public health and epidemiology relevant to prevention and care of infected people‚" said Gallo in a statement. "I don’t know any person or persons who have done more to advan...

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