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‘You’ll always stay right’: understanding vaginal products and the motivations for use among adolescent and young women in rural KZN
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
The use of vaginal products may increase the risk of HIV infection by affecting the vaginal biome. Understanding what vaginal products young women are using, and why, is key to assessing the complexity of sexual health and ...
"I was referred from the other side": Gender and HIV testing among older South Africans living with HIV
(Public Library of Science, 2018)
South Africa has a Universal Test and Treat (UTT) policy in place to ensure that everyone tests for HIV and can access treatment if they test positive. The aim of this study is to document the pathways that older South ...
Obligation to family during times of transition: care, support and the response to HIV and AIDS in rural South Africa
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
In rural South Africa, high HIV prevalence has the potential to affect the care and support that kin are able to provide to those living with HIV. Despite this, families seem to be largely resilient and a key source of ...
Behavioral and cognitive interventions to improve treatment adherence and access to HIV care among older adults in sub-Saharan Africa: an updated systematic review
(BioMed Central, 2018)
BACKGROUND: Approximately 14% of Africans infected with HIV are over the age of 50, yet few intervention studies focus on improving access to care, retention in care, and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in ...
“I attend at Vanguard and I attend here as well”: barriers to accessing healthcare services among older South Africans with HIV and non-communicable diseases
(Springer Nature, 2018)
Background: HIV and non-communicable disease (NCD) are syndemic within sub-Saharan Africa especially among older persons. The two epidemics interact with one another within a context of poverty, inequality and inequitable access ...