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Quarraisha Abdool Karim

Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
School: 
Public Health
Department: 
Epidemiology Department
Office: 
PH18, 720W 168th Street
Email: 
abdoolq@ukzn.za
Phone: 
212-305-9081
Fax: 
212-305-9080
Appointments
  • AssociateScientific Director, CAPRISA (Center for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa)
Biography

Quarraisha Abdool Karim, PhD, is an infectious diseases epidemiologist whose main research interests are in understanding the evolving HIV epidemic in South Africa; factors influencing acquisition of HIV infection in adolescent girls; and sustainable strategies to introduce HAART in resource-constrained settings. In addition to being a member of the faculty at the Mailman School, Dr. Abdool Karim is an associate professor in Public Health and Family Medicine at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Since 1998 she has played a central role in building the science base in southern Africa through the Columbia University - Southern African Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Programme and is also an associate scientific director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA). Dr. Abdool Karim is currently co-chair of the HIV Prevention Trials Network, a large NIH funded network that sets and undertakes key HIV prevention research globally.

Research & Other Works
Article
Development of Methods for Cross-Sectional HIV Incidence Estimation in a Large, Community Randomized Trial
Article
Implementation of Adolescent-Friendly Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Using a School Based Recruitment Program in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Article
High Burden of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection among Young Women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Article
Assessing the implementation effectiveness and safety of 1% tenofovir gel provision through family planning services in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: protocol for an open-label randomized controlled trial
Article
Gender-sensitive reporting in medical research
Article
HIV prevalence among high school learners - opportunities for schools-based HIV testing programmes and sexual reproductive health services
Article
Asking the right questions: developing evidence-based strategies for treating HIV in women and children
Article
Changes in Natural Killer Cell Activation and Function during Primary HIV-1 Infection
Article
Women with Pregnancies Had Lower Adherence to 1% Tenofovir Vaginal Gel as HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis in CAPRISA 004, a Phase IIB Randomized-Controlled Trial
Article
Time for gender mainstreaming in editorial policies
Article
Interventions to modify sexual risk behaviours for preventing HIV in homeless youth
Article
Inclusion of Adolescent Women in Microbicide Trials: A Public Health Imperative!
Article
Strengthening HIV services for pregnant women: an opportunity to reduce maternal mortality rates in Southern Africa/sub-Saharan Africa
Article
Case 15-2011: A 19-Year-Old South African Woman with Headache, Fatigue, and Vaginal Discharge
Article
HIV-Associated Tuberculosis
Article
HIV and maternal mortality: turning the tide
Article
Family Planning and the Millennium Development Goals
Article
Preventing HIV Infection in Women: A Global Health Imperative
Article
Initiating antiretrovirals during tuberculosis treatment: a drug safety review
Article
Uptake of provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling among women attending an urban sexually transmitted disease clinic in South Africa . . .
Article
Plasma cytokine levels during acute HIV-1 infection predict HIV disease progression
Article
Stabilizing HIV prevalence masks high HIV incidence rates amongst rural and urban women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Article
Screening for 'window-period' acute HIV infection among pregnant women in rural South Africa
Effectiveness and Safety of Tenofovir Gel, an Antiretroviral Microbicide, for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Women: Supporting Online Material
Article
The SAPIT trial provides essential evidence on risks and benefits of integrated and sequential treatment of HIV and tuberculosis
Article
Contraceptive Choices, Pregnancy Rates, and Outcomes in a Microbicide Trial
Article
Genital Tract Inflammation During Early HIV-1 Infection Predicts Higher Plasma Viral Load Set Point in Women
Article
Integration of Antiretroviral Therapy with Tuberculosis Treatment
Article
Epidemiological Impact of Tenofovir Gel on the HIV Epidemic in South Africa
Article
Co-enrollment in multiple HIV prevention trials — Experiences from the CAPRISA 004 Tenofovir gel trial
Article
Antiretroviral prophylaxis: a defining moment in HIV control
Article
Recruitment of high risk women for HIV prevention trials: baseline HIV prevalence and sexual behavior in the CAPRISA 004 tenofovir gel trial
Article
Drug concentrations after topical and oral antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis: implications for HIV prevention in women
Article
HIV infection and tuberculosis in South Africa: an urgent need to escalate the public health response
Article
Effectiveness and Safety of Tenofovir Gel, an Antiretroviral Microbicide, for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Women
Article
AIDS research must link to local policy
Article
Timing of Initiation of Antiretroviral Drugs during Tuberculosis Therapy
 
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