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Husband and Wife Team Behind HIV Vaginal Gel Win African Science Prize

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Paul Clift
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Husband and Wife Team Behind HIV Vaginal Gel Win African Science Prize
Posted 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.

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011/11/hiv-vaginal-gel-nets-inaugural.html?ref=hp

"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 http://www.sciencemag.org/content/329/5996/1168.abstract
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