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Missed opportunities for participation in prevention of mother to child transmission programmes: Simplicity of nevirapine does not necessarily lead to optimal uptake, a qualitative study
(BioMed Central, 2007)
Background: The objective of this study was to examine missed opportunities for participation in a prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme in three sites in South Africa. A rapid anthropological ...
"Nothing new": responses to the introduction of antiretroviral drugs in South Africa
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006)
Interviews conducted in South Africa found that awareness of antiretroviral therapy was generally poor. Antiretroviral drugs were not perceived as new, but one of many alternative therapies for HIV/AIDS. Respondents ...
Conceptualising the factors affecting retention in care of patients on antiretroviral treatment in Kabwe District, Zambia, using the ecological framework
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2017)
BACKGROUND. HIV remains a major public health challenge in Zambia.The roll-out of antiretroviral treatment (ART) has engendered new challenges in retention in care. OBJECTIVE. To conceptualise the factors affecting retention ...
Correction to: Effects of early feeding on growth velocity and overweight/obesity in a cohort of HIV unexposed South African infants and children
(BioMed Central, 2017)
After publication of this article  it was brought to our attention that there were errors in the text under the heading ‘Data cleaning’, and in Table 3. The corrected text and updated Table 3 are given in this erratum.
Uptake and predictors of early postnatal follow–up care amongst mother–baby pairs in South Africa: Results from three population–based surveys, 2010–2013
(Edinburgh University Global Health Society, 2017)
BACKGROUND Achieving World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for postnatal care (PNC) within the first few weeks of life is vital to eliminating early mother–to–child transmission of HIV (MTCT) and improving ...
Analysis of human resources for health strategies and policies in 5 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, in response to GFATM AND Pepfar-funded HIV-activities
(BioMed Central -The Open Access Publisher, 2013)
BACKGROUND: Global Health Initiatives (GHIs), aiming at reducing the impact of specific diseases such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), have flourished since 2000. Amongst these, PEPFAR and GFATM have provided ...
The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community-based support for adolescents receiving antiretroviral treatment: an operational research study in South Africa
(Wiley Open Access, 2018)
INTRODUCTION: Adolescents and youth receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART) in sub-Saharan Africa have high attrition and inadequate ART outcomes, and evaluations of interventions improving ART outcomes amongst adolescents ...
‘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 ...