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3 April 2017
Rigorous as it may be, biomedical tuberculosis (TB) research has not succeeded in curing a once-curable disease.This is the premise of medical anthropology and the medical humanities. It is with this in mind that UCT anthropologists began the...
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Objective: To estimate time from HIV infection to linkage-to-care and its determinants. Linkage-to-care is usually assessed using the date of HIV diagnosis as the starting point for exposure time.
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27 April 2017 (All day)
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Family planning is an inexpensive and cost-effective intervention but health workforce shortages and restrictive policies on the roles of mid- and lower-level cadres limit access to effective contraceptive methods in many settings.
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The longitudinal rate and profile of cognitive decline in persons with stable, treated, and virally suppressed HIV infection is not established.
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Investigators working both in syndemics, a field of applied health research with roots in medical anthropology, and in the field of health and human rights recognise that upstream social, political, and structural determinants contribute more to h
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The co-occurrence of health burdens in transitioning populations, particularly in specific socioeconomic and cultural contexts, calls for conceptual frameworks to improve understanding of risk factors, so as to better design and implement preventi
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The syndemics model of health focuses on the biosocial complex, which consists of interacting, co-present, or sequential diseases and the social and environmental factors that promote and enhance the negative effects of disease interaction.
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How we think about disease pathologies affects how we design policies and deliver care to those most affected by social and economic inequities.
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The Towards an HIV Cure initiative of the International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with Sidaction, France, and the South Africa Department of Science and Technology, is organizing a Global Fellows Research Academy on 29–31 May 2017, in Sou
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3 April 2017
The AIDS response in Africa has come a long way and the continent is seeing results in many areas, including the dramatic reduction in the number of babies being born with HIV and an equally dramatic increase in access to HIV treatment. Nevertheless...
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HIV-positive Kenyan men who have sex with men (MSM) are a highly stigmatized group facing barriers to care engagement and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence.
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Objective: The aim of the present study was to determine whether a combination of anti-HIV drugs – tenofovir (TFV), lopinavir (LPV) and ritonavir (RTV) – in a lipid-stabilized nanosuspension (called TLC-ART101) could enhance and sustain i
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Despite Nigeria’s high HIV prevalence, voluntary testing and counselling rates remain low. UNAIDS/WHO/CDC recommends provider-initiated testing and counselling (PITC) for HIV in settings with high HIV prevalence.
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17 March 2017
Specialised services to attract men to HIV testing and treatment may need to adopt several different formats in order to reach different sub-populations of men, suggesting there is no single service innovation that will boost uptake among men in sub...
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