Debra Meyer

Rand Afrikaans University


Meyer

Debra Meyer is a researcher and senior lecturer in the Biochemistry division of South Africa's Rand Afrikaans University. Her research efforts are on a vaccine or other therapies against HIV/AIDS. Beginning as a graduate student, she has been very active in HIV/AIDS education projects on campus, in high schools, and at various community forums. In Gauteng Province, she has done HIV/AIDS education for over 10,000 teenagers and young adults. Meyer advises the Township AIDS Project (an NGO) to help them initiate voluntary counseling and testing programs funded by international organizations, and continue s her independent work in education and prevention efforts. She is regularly interviewed on TV, radio and for international and national magazines and newspapers regarding HIV/AIDS, and has written articles on the subject in South Africa for the secular media. Dr. Meyer can be reached at dm@na.rau.ac.za.

Backgrounder:

HIV/AIDS and Education in Africa