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Supporting Excellence
The Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa fosters investigator-led approaches via the overarching scientific objective of combatting infection, especially HIV-1 and tuberculosis, through clinical and laboratory research.
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Basic Science
Our Basic Science Platform provides the laboratory infrastructure and technical support to ensure the safe handling of infectious material.
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Biomedical Data Integration
We work with multidimensional clinical and scientific data at the molecular, cellular, clinical and population levels.
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Clinical Research
CIDRI-Africa supports clinical studies in the community at our facility at Site B in Khayelitsha.


Wednesday, 24 July 2019
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Why do HIV-positive inpatients with TB die?

People living with HIV who are hospitalized at the time tuberculosis is diagnosed are at high risk of death, even after starting antituberculosis treatment. Charlotte Schutz and members of the CIDRI-Africa team studied a group of patients to find out why.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 - 08:15
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Disseminated HIV-associated tuberculosis is deadly: can treatment for this condition be improved?

CIDRI-Africa PI Prof. Graeme Meintjes has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship to evaluate strategies for improving treatment of this condition.

Publication Date:
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 09:15
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CIDRI-Africa investigators to lead research on injection-free regimen for drug resistant TB

A consortium including Prof. Graeme Meintjes, Dr Sean Wasserman and Prof. Gary Maartens has been awarded SAMRC-SHIP funding for the project which will be carried out in the Eastern Cape.

Publication Date:
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - 13:45
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CIDRI-Africa Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

CIDRI-Africa investigators, mentees and staff enjoyed a stimulating Annual Scientific Meeting in Franschhoek, 3-4 June 2019.

Publication Date:
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - 10:45