Articles by Author: Allison Ruark

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  1. Mobilising indigenous resources for anthropologically designed HIV-prevention and behaviour-change interventions in southern Africa

    Mobilising indigenous resources for anthropologically designed HIV-prevention and behaviour-change interventions in southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    HIV prevention is often implemented as if African culture were either nonexistent or a series of obstacles to overcome in order to achieve an effective, gender-equitable, human rights-based set of interventions. Similarly, traditional or indigenous leaders, such as chiefs and...
  2. Love, lust and the emotional context of multiple and concurrent sexual partnerships among young Swazi adults

    Love, lust and the emotional context of multiple and concurrent sexual partnerships among young Swazi adults

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Men and women in Swaziland who are engaged in multiple or concurrent sexual partnerships, or who have sexual partners with concurrent partners, face a very high risk of HIV infection. Ninety-four in-depth interviews were conducted with 28 Swazi men and...
  3. Love matters: exploring conceptions of love in Rwanda and Swaziland and relationship to HIV and intimate partner violence

    Love matters: exploring conceptions of love in Rwanda and Swaziland and relationship to HIV and intimate partner violence

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Health risks such as intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV infection often occur within intimate sexual relationships, yet the study of love and intimacy is largely absent from health research on African populations. This study explores how women and men...
  4. Effect of nitrogen supply on the production and distribution of dry matter in sugarcane

    Effect of nitrogen supply on the production and distribution of dry matter in sugarcane

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Sugarcane productivity is probably limited by characteristically slow early growth and, later, by progressively decreasing leaf nitrogen (N) concentration. Increasing the N supply might increase productivity by influencing these attributes. In a pot experiment on two cultivars N was supplied...
  5. The Truth Commission: At the Crossroads of Discourse

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Applied Language Studies
    On April 15, 1996, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) sat for the first time in East London, South Africa. It was not a court of law, although many of the terms used came from legal discourse. It was not...
  6. The dimensionality of disclosure of HIV status amongst post-partum women in Cape Town, South Africa

    The dimensionality of disclosure of HIV status amongst post-partum women in Cape Town, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Disclosure of HIV status to sexual partners and others has been presented as positive health behaviour and is widely encouraged by antiretroviral treatment (ART) programmes, providers and policies. However, disclosure is also highly contextual and its positive effects are not...