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HIV and Health Systems 
 

CHP undertakes research on health themes as well as through projects. The HIV and Health Systems theme is addressed by a number of researchers at CHP. For further information on this theme, contact CHP’s Director, Dr Jane Goudge at jane.goudge@gmail.com

Below is a list of publications which have been published on this topic:

HIV and Health Systems

2014

Delany-Moretlwe S, Bello B, Kinross P, Oliff M, Chersich M, Kleinschmidt I, Rees H. (2014) HIV prevalence and risk in long-distance truck drivers in South Africa: a national cross-sectional surveyInt J STD AIDS;25 (6):428-38.

 Chersich MF, Bosire W, King'ola N, Temmerman M, Luchters S. (2014) Effects of hazardous and harmful alcohol use on HIV incidence and sexual behaviour: a cohort study of Kenyan female sex workers. Global Health;10:22.

Mnyani CN, Simango A, Murphy J, Chersich M, McIntyre JA. (2014) Patient factors to target for elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIVGlobal Health;10:36.

Buchmann E, Mnyani C, Frank K, Chersich M, McIntyre J. Declining maternal mortality in the face of persistently high HIV prevalence in a middle-income country. (2014) BJOG, Sept 12. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.13064. [Epub ahead of print]

2013

Kawonga M, Fonn S, Blaauw D. (2013) Administrative integration of vertical HIV monitoring and evaluation into health systems: a case study from South Africa. Glob Health Action 2013, 6: 19252 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v6i0.19252 

Palmer M, Chersich M, Moultrie H, Kuhn L, Fairlie L, Meyers T. (2013) Frequency of stavudine substitution due to toxicity in children receiving antiretroviral treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. Aids; 27 (5):781-5.

Sarna A, Luchters S, Musenge E, Okal J, Chersich M, Tun W, Mall S, Kingola N, Kalibala S. (2013) Effectiveness of a community-based positive prevention intervention for people living with HIV who are not receiving antiretroviral treatment: a prospective cohort studyGlobal Health: Science and Practice;1 (1):52-67.

2012

Kawonga M, Blaauw D, Fonn S. Aligning vertical interventions to health systems: a case study of the HIV monitoring and evaluation system in South Africa. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2012 10(2)

Michielsen, K., M. Chersich, M. Temmerman, T. Dooms and R. Van Rossem.Nothing as practical as a good theory? The theoretical basis of HIV prevention interventions for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review. AIDS Research Treatment 2012.

Palmer M, Chersich M, Moultire H, Kuhn L, Fairlie L, Meyers T. Frequency of stavudine substitution due to toxicity in children receiving antiretroviral treatment in Soweto, South Africa. AIDS 2012 19 November [Epub ahead of print]

Fried J, Harris B, Eyles J. Hopes interrupted: accessing and experiences of antiretroviral therapy in South Africa. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2012 88:147-151.

Schneider H, Govender V, Harris B, Cleary C, Moshabela M, Birch S. Gender differences in experiences of ART services in South Africa: a mixed methods study. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2012 doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.03009.x: 1-7.

2011

Sarna A, Luchters S, Pickett M, Chersich MF, Okal J, Geibel S, Kingola N, Temmerman M. Sexual behavior of HIV-positive adults not accessing HIV treatment in Mombasa, Kenya: Defining their prevention needs. AIDS Research and Therapy. 2012 9(9).

Irungu E, Chersich MF, Sanond C, Chegea R, Gaillarde P, Temmerman M, Read JS, Luchters S; the Kesho Bora Study Group. Changes in sexual behaviour among HIV-infected women in West and East Africa in the first 24 months after delivery2012. AIDS 28:997-1007.

Smit J, Chersich MF, Beksinska M, Kunene B, Manzini N, Hilber AM, Scorgie F. Prevalence and self-reported health consequences of vaginal practices in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: findings from a household survey. Trop Med Int Health. 2011 Feb; 16(2):245-56. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02687.x. Epub 2010 Nov 23.

Black V, Sprague C, Chersich MF. Interruptions in payments for lay counsellors affects HIV testing at antenatal clinics in Johannesburg. S Afr Med J. 2011 May 25;101(6):407-8.

van der Merwe K, Hoffman R, Black V, Chersich M, Coovadia A, Rees H. Birth outcomes in South African women receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy: a retrospective observational study. J Int AIDS Soc. 2011 Aug 15;14:42.

Sprague C, Chersich MF, Black V. Health system weaknesses constrain access to PMTCT and maternal HIV services in South Africa: a qualitative enquiry. AIDS Res Ther. 2011 Mar 3; 8:10.

Low N, Chersich MF, Schmidlin K, Egger M, Francis SC, van de Wijgert JH, Hayes RJ, Baeten JM, Brown J, Delany-Moretlwe S, Kaul R, McGrath N, Morrison C, Myer L, Temmerman M, van der Straten A, Watson-Jones D, Zwahlen M, Hilber AM. Intravaginal practices, bacterial vaginosis, and HIV infection in women: individual participant data meta-analysis. PLoS Med. 2011 Feb 15; 8(2):e1000416. Review.

Scorgie F, Smit JA, Kunene B, Martin-Hilber A, Beksinska M, Chersich MF. Predictors of vaginal practices for sex and hygiene in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: findings of a household survey and qualitative inquiry. Cult Health Sex. 2011 Apr; 13(4):381-98.

Goudge J, Ngoma B. Exploring antiretroviral treatment adherence in an urban setting in South Africa. Journal of Public Health Policy.2011 32, S52–S64.

Munyewende P, Rispel LC, Harris B, Chersich M. Exploring perceptions of HIV risk and health service access among Zimbabwean migrant women in Johannesburg: a gap in health policy in South Africa? Journal of Public Health Policy. 2011 32, S152–S161.

Rispel LC, Metcalf CA, Moody K, Cloete A, Caswell G. Sexual relations and childbearing decisions of HIV-discordant couples: an exploratory study in South Africa and Tanzania. Reprod Health Matters. 2011 May; 19(37):184-93.

Rispel LC, Metcalf CA, Cloete A, Reddy V, Lombard C. HIV prevalence and risk practices among men who have sex with men in two South African cities. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 May; 57(1):69-76.

2010

K Michielsen, M Chersich, S Luchters, R Van Rossem, M Temmerman. Concurrency and the limited effectiveness of behavioural interventions on sexual risk behaviour of youth in sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS 2010 August 24; 24(13):2140-2.

Kaai S, Bullock S, Sarna A, Chersich M, Luchters S, Geibel S, Munyao P, Mandaliya K, Temmerman M, Rutenburg N. Perceived stigma among patients receiving antiretroviral treatment: a prospective randomised trial comparing an m-DOT strategy with standard-of-care in Kenya. SAHARA J. 2010 Aug;7(2):62-70.

Beksinska ME, Smit J, Scorgie F, Dube S, Kunene B, Martin-Hilber A, Chersich M. Use of modern and traditional products to self-treat symptoms of sexually transmitted infections in South African women. Int J STD AIDS. 2010 Dec; 21(12):797-801.

Scorgie F, Beksinska M, Chersich M, Kunene B, Hilber AM, Smit J. "Cutting for love": genital incisions to enhance sexual desirability and commitment in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Reprod Health Matters. 2010 May; 18(35):64-73. 

Munyao P, Luchters S, Chersich MF, Kaai S, Geibel S, Mandaliya KN, Temmerman M, Rutenberg N, Sarna A. Implementation of clinic-based modified-directly observed therapy (m-DOT) for ART; experiences in Mombasa, Kenya. AIDS Care. 2010 Feb; 22(2):187-94.
 
Michielsen K, Chersich MF, Luchters S, De Koker P, Van Rossem R, Temmerman M. Effectiveness of HIV prevention for youth in sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and nonrandomized trials. AIDS. 2010 May 15; 24(8):1193-202. Review.

Delva W, Yard E, Luchters S, Chersich MF, Muigai E, Oyier V, Temmerman M. A Safe Motherhood project in Kenya: assessment of antenatal attendance, service provision and implications for PMTCT. Trop Med Int Health. 2010 May; 15(5):584-91. Epub 2010 Mar 10.

Hoffman RM, Black V, Technau K, van der Merwe KJ, Currier J, Coovadia A, Chersich M. Effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy duration and regimen on risk for mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Johannesburg, South Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010May 1; 54(1):35-41.

Hilber AM, Francis SC, Chersich M, Scott P, Redmond S, Bender N, Miotti P, Temmerman M, Low N. Intravaginal practices, vaginal infections and HIV acquisition: systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2010 Feb 9; 5(2):e9119. Review.

McCarthy K, Chersich MF, Vearey J, Meyer-Rath G, Jaffer A, Simpwalo S, Venter WD. Good treatment outcomes among foreigners receiving antiretroviral therapy in Johannesburg, South Africa. Int J STD AIDS. 2009 Dec;20(12):858-62.

Goudge J, Ngoma B. Exploring antiretroviral treatment adherence in an urban setting in South Africa. Journal of Public Health Policy.2011 32, S52–S64.

Munyewende P, Rispel LC, Harris B, Chersich M. Exploring perceptions of HIV risk and health service access among Zimbabwean migrant women in Johannesburg: a gap in health policy in South Africa? Journal of Public Health Policy. 2011 32, S152–S161.

Rispel LC, Metcalf CA, Moody K, Cloete A, Caswell G. Sexual relations and childbearing decisions of HIV-discordant couples: an exploratory study in South Africa and Tanzania. Reprod Health Matters. 2011 May; 19(37):184-93.

Rispel LC, Metcalf CA, Cloete A, Reddy V, Lombard C. HIV prevalence and risk practices among men who have sex with men in two South African cities. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 May; 57(1):69-76.

Rispel LC, Peltzer K, Nkomo N, Molomo B. Evaluating an HIV and AIDS Community Training Partnership Program in five diamond mining communities in South Africa. Eval Program Plann. 2010 Nov; 33(4):394-402. Epub 2010 Feb 6.

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