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Perinatal HIV Research Unit
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
P.O. Box 114, Diepkloof, 1864
Soweto, South Africa

Tel: +27 11 989 9700
Fax: +27 11 989 9762

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One of Africa’s leading research centres, the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) is situated at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital—known locally as ‘Bara’—in Soweto, Johannesburg. PHRU engages in research, training, policy-formulation and advocacy concerning HIV-positive people and their children.

Specifically, PHRU conducts adult, paediatric and adolescent HIV treatment research, HIV prevention research and investigations into tuberculosis and other HIV co-infections. In addition to the numerous pharmaceutical and publicly-funded clinical trials PHRU continues to carry out, the unit also conducts important behavioural and social science research, advocates for research access and provides needed care to the people of Soweto. Learn more about our evolving research programmes.

PHRU is a research unit of the University of the Witwaterstrand and a division of the Wits Health Consortium.


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