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Research outputs: HIV/AIDS

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2022 Secondary distribution of HIV self-testing kits to social and sexual networks of PLWH in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a brief report

To reach 95% of persons living with HIV (PLWH) knowing their HIV status, alternative testing approaches such as HIV self-testing (HIVST) and...

2022 Pregnancy and HIV risk behaviours: evidence from four national surveys in South Africa, 2005-2017

Acquisition of HIV among pregnant women has widespread public health implications. Despite improved maternal and child health outcomes inclu...

2021 Reframing the approach to heterosexual men in the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa

Despite the body of evidence on heterosexual men's inequitable access to HIV prevention, testing and antiretroviral therapy (ART), and poore...

2021 A darker side of ARVs for the next generation?

The roll-out of services aimed at the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) was one of South Africa's most dramatic success sto...