26 October 2017

Indian-Origin Couple Gets US Award For AIDS Research

Indian-Origin Couple Gets US Award For AIDS Research


Indian-origin South African researchers were honored with a prestigious award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS. Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim received the award from the Institute for Human Virology (IHV) in Baltimore, US.

The award was presented to them by Robert Gallo, who discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS‚ at the 19th international meeting of the IHV.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is a syndrome caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).
  • The disease alters the immune system, making people much more vulnerable to infections and diseases.
Source- The Quint

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