K-RITH and Africa Centre have joined to form a new interdisciplinary institute, called the Africa Health Research Institute. Click here to read more.

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K-RITH conducts cutting-edge scientific research on TB and HIV and aims to translate the findings into new tools to control these diseases.

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New study shows ‘treat all’ not a panacea for early ART uptake

Eliminating CD4 thresholds is unlikely to lead to a critical mass of people living with HIV starting antiretroviral treatment (ART) in South Africa. A new study by Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) researchers and Boston University colleagues, published in PLOS ONE in June, shows that ART uptake in rural KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) among treatment-eligible patients is

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Prof Deenan Pillay on The Truth About HIV

“Defeating this awful HIV epidemic requires an understanding of society, as well as individuals, as well as medicine. And without an understanding of all of those, we will never defeat it,” says Director of Africa Health Research Institute, Professor Deenan Pillay. On the 25 May 2017, BBC One aired The Truth About HIV; a documentary

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Our Scientists

Adrie Steyn

STEYN LAB

The main goal of the Steyn Lab’s research is to understand the mechanisms whereby Mycobacterium tuberculosis persist for decades without causing disease, to then suddenly explode.

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Al Leslie

LESLIE LAB

The Leslie Lab investigates the innate immune response to HIV and TB and how novel aspects of this response may potentially be exploited to improve patient outcomes.

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Alex Sigal

SIGAL LAB

The aim of the Sigal Lab is to understand HIV and TB transmission between cells and how it affects the persistence of infection, sensitivity to drugs, rate of the infection cycle and, for HIV, the formation of a quasispecies.

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Alexander Pym

PYM LAB

The Pym Lab focusses on understanding how the TB bacterium is able to tolerate or resist antibiotics.

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Thumbi Ndung'u

NDUNG'U LAB

The goal of the Ndung’u laboratory is to understand immune mechanisms against HIV and tuberculosis, and pathogen evasion of immune responses as a pathway to vaccine development.

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NEWS | Research

New study shows ‘treat all’ not a panacea for early ART uptake

Eliminating CD4 thresholds is unlikely to lead to a critical mass of people living with HIV starting antiretroviral treatment (ART) in South Africa. A new study by Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) researchers and Boston University colleagues, published in PLOS ONE in June, shows that ART uptake in rural KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) among treatment-eligible patients is

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NEWS | Research

Prof Deenan Pillay on The Truth About HIV

“Defeating this awful HIV epidemic requires an understanding of society, as well as individuals, as well as medicine. And without an understanding of all of those, we will never defeat it,” says Director of Africa Health Research Institute, Professor Deenan Pillay. On the 25 May 2017, BBC One aired The Truth About HIV; a documentary

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NEWS | Research

Postdoc position: Research Associate in HIV immunology

Africa Health Research Institute is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and independent postdoctoral researcher to be based in the joint laboratories of Henrik Kløverpris and Alasdair Leslie in Durban, South Africa. The lab’s research is centred around immune responses to HIV infection with a particular focus on novel areas of innate lymphoid cells located within human

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