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  1. Lay Counsellors' Experiences of Delivering HIV Counselling Services in Public Health Facilities in a Eastern Cape Province District of South Africa

    Lay Counsellors' Experiences of Delivering HIV Counselling Services in Public Health Facilities in a Eastern Cape Province District of South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study examined experiences of lay counsellors who provide HIV counselling services to identify potential HIV counselling needs. Qualitative and quantitative interview data were collected from 74 lay counsellors from a sample of Eastern Cape Province district's health facilities (n=74)...
  2. Experiences of Managers and Healthcare Personnel Involved in a Functional Healthcare Public Private Partnership

    Experiences of Managers and Healthcare Personnel Involved in a Functional Healthcare Public Private Partnership

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the experiences of managers and healthcare personnel involved in a functional healthcare public private partnership (PPP) in a semi-rural area situated in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Data on how managers and healthcare personnel experienced their...
  3. The impact of reduced drug prices on the cost-effectiveness of HAART in South Africa

    The impact of reduced drug prices on the cost-effectiveness of HAART in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    South Africa has started 'rolling out' highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) through the public health sector, but implementation has been slow. Studies have shown that in Africa AIDS prevention may be more cost-effective than providing HAART; such published results provide...
  4. The future of AIDS in Africa: lessons from two scenario projects

    The future of AIDS in Africa: lessons from two scenario projects

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Scenario planning or futures studies have their origin in military planning, but have also been used with great success in the private sector, most notably in the energy industry. UNAIDS and the South African financial services group Metropolitan each recently...
  5. Understanding the experiences of doctors who undertake elective surgery on HIV/AIDS patients in an area of high incidence in South Africa

    Understanding the experiences of doctors who undertake elective surgery on HIV/AIDS patients in an area of high incidence in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This study investigates the experiences of doctors who perform elective surgical procedures in an area of South Africa with a high incidence of HIV and AIDS. A qualitative study approach was adopted. Interviews were individually conducted with 15 doctors. The...
  6. Implementation of the national programme for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: a rapid assessment in Cacadu district, South Africa

    Implementation of the national programme for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: a rapid assessment in Cacadu district, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    To conduct a rapid assessment of the prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-HIV (PMTCT) programme in two of the three local service areas in Cacadu district, Eastern Cape province, South Africa, we designed an exploratory study using a mixed-methods approach. Quantitative and qualitative data on...
  7. HIV/AIDS messages as a spur for conversation among young South Africans?

    HIV/AIDS messages as a spur for conversation among young South Africans?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    HIV/AIDS messages are often deliberately puzzling so as to increase the chance for them to be used as food for conversation. The South African health organisation ‘loveLife,’ for instance, uses messages that include complicated rhetorical expressions in their media campaigns,...
  8. Factors associated with high media coverage of the HIV epidemic in Lesotho

    Factors associated with high media coverage of the HIV epidemic in Lesotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Regional studies show that Lesotho outperforms other countries in southern Africa in terms of awarding coverage to HIV and AIDS. Through qualitative interviews, this study examines the motivations, experiences, and perceived challenges among media workers, which could explain the high...
  9. Treatment adherence following national antiretroviral rollout in South Africa

    Treatment adherence following national antiretroviral rollout in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The national antiretroviral (ARV) programme in South Africa commenced in 2004. ARV drugs became readily available to all South Africans due to the concerted efforts of ‘access to all’ campaigns. This study investigates medication adherence among a sample of South...
  10. Courting success in HIV/AIDS prevention: the challenges of addressing aconcentrated epidemic in Senegal

    Courting success in HIV/AIDS prevention: the challenges of addressing aconcentrated epidemic in Senegal

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This article presents findings from a study of HIV/AIDS programmes for urban sex workers in Dakar, Senegal. The objective of the research was to assess HIV prevention and treatment efforts to date, and to identify challenges that must be overcome...