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29 October 2014

HIV prevention’s research remains high on SA agenda

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says research into the prevention of HIV is at the centre of government’s strategy aimed at ending the epidemic that has ravaged world communities for years.

Addressing the opening of the HIV Research for Prevention 2014 (HIVR4P) conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Pandor said government was willing to invest in partnerships that promote research and innovation that prevents or treats new HIV infections.

She said she was pleased that the conference – which brought over 1,300 delegates including researchers, academics and scholars to Cape Town – was being held in South Africa for the first time.

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