Dr. Allen established Projet San Francisco (PSF), an HIV voluntary counseling and testing center, in Kigali, Rwanda, in 1986. PSF was one of the earliest and now largest and longest-standing HIV cohort studies in Africa. In the wake of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Dr. Allen relocated to Lusaka, Zambia. This analogous research clinic, the Zambia Emory HIV Research Project (ZEHRP), has recruited the second largest single-site heterosexual HIV discordant couples cohort in the world. In 2004, a third research site was opened in the city of Ndola located in the northern Copperbelt area of Zambia. The Kigali, Lusaka, and Ndola, Copperbelt sites are collectively known as the Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group (RZHRG) employing nearly 250 Rwandan, Zambian and expatriate staff members.
Go to each of the site location pages (Kigali, Lusaka, and Ndola, Copperbelt) for more specific details. For information about internships or volunteering, please go to the Internships and Volunteer Opportunities Page.
DID YOU KNOW...
• Projet San Francisco (PSF) in Kigali, Rwanda, has been conducting HIV/AIDS research as well as providing clinical care and counseling for HIV-infected persons in Rwanda for more than 25 years.
• The Zambia-Emory HIV Research Project (ZEHRP) has recruited the second largest single-site heterosexual HIV discordant couples cohort in the world.
• The CVCT rollout in the Copperbelt region of Zambia will establish programs in 60 clinics and reach 56,000 couples over a two-and-a-half year period.