The Reproductive Health & HIV Research Unit (RHRU) is one of the largest training and research units in the University of the Witwatersrand. The RHRU is recognised as a leading institution in the field of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, and has been designated a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre. Since 1994, the RHRU has provided extensive technical assistance to the National and Provincial Departments of Health in the field of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, including ARV roll out planning, STI’s, barrier methods, maternal health, high transmission areas and family planning. The RHRU is currently in receipt of large grants from PEPFAR, NIH, WHO, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) the Microbicide Development Programme, and the Gates Foundation. Because of its success in implementing programmes the RHRU has continued to secure donor funding and has expanded rapidly since it was established. RHRU’s is a research syndicate of the Wits Health Consortium, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of the Witwatersrand.