Director: Prof Gita Ramjee
The HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) is based in Durban under the leadership of Prof. Gita Ramjee. The Unit’s mandate is to address women’s vulnerability to HIV through a comprehensive research program consisting of epidemiological, behavioural, basic science and clinical studies. Women remain at the highest risk of HIV infection in South Africa, and their vulnerability to HIV can be attributed to a number of risks including biological, behavioural, social and structural factors. In addition, they have increased vulnerabilities to other HIV related co-morbidities such as TB.
Our priority areas are: