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Title: Husband and Wife Team Behind HIV Vaginal Gel Win African Science Prize
Post by: Paul Clift on November 12 2011, 12:44 pm
Dr. Abdool Karim and his wife Quraisha Abdool Karim led the CAPRISA 004 study that reported to great acclaim at the IAS Conference last year in Vienna. (

"The development of a vaginal gel that can cut a woman's risk of HIV infection by over 50% has been one of the few unqualified victories amid a decade of setbacks in HIV/AIDS research... the husband-and-wife team of researchers who proved the gel's effectiveness will receive the inaugural Olusegun Obasanjo Prize from the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) at a ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya."

Abdool Karim's article from Science last year is here (