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HIV infection and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa : current status, challenges and opportunities.
(Bentham Open., 2016)
Abstract available in PDF file.
High burden of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among young women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
(Public Library of Science., 2016)
Abstract available in PDF file.
HIV incidence in young girls in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - public health imperative for their inclusion in HIV biomedical intervention trials.
(Springer U.S., 2012)
Young women are particularly vulnerable for acquiring HIV yet they are often excluded from clinical trials testing new biomedical intervention. We assessed the HIV incidence and feasibility of enrolling a cohort of young ...
High prevalence of abnormal Pap smears among young women co-infected with HIV in rural South Africa – implications for cervical cancer screening policies in high HIV prevalence populations.
(South African Medical Association / Health & Medical Publications Group., 2006)
Objective. To establish the relationship between HIV infection and cervical dysplasia in young women in rural South Africa. Methods. This cross-sectional study was conducted at a primary health care clinic in Vulindlela, ...
HIV prevalence among high school learners - opportunities for schools-based HIV testing programmes and sexual reproductive health services.
(BioMed Central., 2011)
Background: Young girls in sub Saharan Africa are reported to have higher rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection compared to boys in the same age group. Knowledge of HIV status amongst high schools learners ...
A review of progress on HIV, AIDS and Tuberculosis.
As a United Nations member state, South Africa is signatory to the Millennium Declaration and is committed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and targets for 2015. This chapter provides an overview ...
Stabilizing HIV prevalence masks high HIV incidence rates amongst rural and urban women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
(Oxford University Press for the International Epidemiological Association., 2010)
Objective: To determine the HIV incidence rate among rural and urban women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Methods: We conducted a prospective cohort study from March 2004 to May 2007. Volunteers were recruited from a ...
Safety of tenofovir gel, a vaginal microbicide, in South African women: results of the CAPRISA 004 Trial.
(International Medical Press., 2012)
Background: Tenofovir gel, used vaginally before and after coitus, reduced women’s acquisition of HIV by 39%. This is a safety assessment of tenofovir gel, including renal, bone, gastrointestinal, genital and haematological ...
Screening for ‘window-period’ acute HIV infection among pregnant women in rural South Africa.
(Wiley-Blackwell for British HIV Association., 2010)
Objectives. The aim of this study was to evaluate the HIV-1 RNA pooled nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) strategy to screen pregnant women in the ‘window period’ of acute HIV infection (AHI) in rural South ...
TB treatment outcomes following directly-observed treatment at an urban outpatient specialist TB facility in South Africa.
The treatment of 450 consecutive new patients with pulmonary TB was evaluated to determine outcome following directly-observed treatment. In all,176 (39.1%) patients were cured, 23 (5.1%) completed treatment, 80 (17.8%) ...