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  1. ‘Every disease has its cure’: faith and HIV therapies in Islamic northern Nigeria

    ‘Every disease has its cure’: faith and HIV therapies in Islamic northern Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Northern Nigeria has one of the highest levels of HIV prevalence among societies that are predominantly Muslim. In the last decade the region has experienced marked expansion of religiously-oriented healing practices following the formal adoption of Islamic sharia law. Since...
  2. Complex negotiations: ‘spiritual’ therapy and living with HIV in Ghana

    Complex negotiations: ‘spiritual’ therapy and living with HIV in Ghana

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Many people living with HIV in Ghana make use of spiritual therapy, however complex. This paper describes the complexities of these therapies in the context of increasing access to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and high levels of HIV stigma. The study...
  3. A cross-sectional survey on the lifestyle and health-seeking behaviour of Basotho patients with diabetes

    A cross-sectional survey on the lifestyle and health-seeking behaviour of Basotho patients with diabetes

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Objectives: The objectives of the study were to determine the level of practice of a healthy lifestyle, to assess the health education provided to patients with diabetes and to determine the prevalence of obesity among Basotho patients with diabetes.
  4. Reasons for the low uptake of adult male circumcision for the prevention of HIV transmission in Swaziland

    Reasons for the low uptake of adult male circumcision for the prevention of HIV transmission in Swaziland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Swaziland is currently experiencing the worst impact of HIV and AIDS of any country in the world. In an effort to curb further spread of the virus, the country adopted mass male circumcision (MC) as recommended by the World Health...
  5. Self-prescription practices by Nigerian medical doctors

    Self-prescription practices by Nigerian medical doctors

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Self-prescription by physicians is a form of self-care that has generated considerable controversy in recent years. The prevalence of self-prescription practices by physicians has been widely studied in North America, Europe and Asia. Few studies on physician self-prescribing and...
  6. Prevalence of Alcohol Use and Associated Factors in Pregnant Antenatal Care Attendees in Mpumalanga, South Africa

    Prevalence of Alcohol Use and Associated Factors in Pregnant Antenatal Care Attendees in Mpumalanga, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    We sought to identify the prevalence of alcohol use and associated factors among pregnant women who were patients at antenatal primary care clinics in a South Africa health district. A cross-sectional study using systematic sampling was conducted among 1497 pregnant...
  7. The Prevalence of Well-Being on Teachers in Afri Twin Schools as Well as Non Afri Twin Schools

    The Prevalence of Well-Being on Teachers in Afri Twin Schools as Well as Non Afri Twin Schools

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the prevalence of well-being in Afri Twin and non Afri Twin teachers. The Afri Twin project allows schools of comparable type and size in Britain and South Africa to be ‘twinned’ with each other, with a possible...
  8. The influence of peers and other significant persons on sexuality and condom-use among young adults in northern Tanzania

    The influence of peers and other significant persons on sexuality and condom-use among young adults in northern Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Sexual behaviour change remains a primary goal of HIV prevention efforts globally. It is a complex issue influenced by numerous unpredictable variables such as individual desires, social and cultural relationships, and environmental and economic dynamics. This study in northern Tanzania...
  9. Modelling the relationship between antiretroviral treatment and HIV prevention: limitations of the Spectrum AIDS Impact Model in a changing policy environment

    Modelling the relationship between antiretroviral treatment and HIV prevention: limitations of the Spectrum AIDS Impact Model in a changing policy environment

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This paper shows how two publicly available epidemiological modelling packages, namely the Spectrum AIDS Impact Model and the ASSA2003 AIDS and Demographic Model, predict very different impacts from rolling out highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) on new HIV infections. Using...
  10. The impact of the HIV epidemic on the composite wellbeing of educators in South Africa: a qualitative study

    The impact of the HIV epidemic on the composite wellbeing of educators in South Africa: a qualitative study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    In South Africa, support is available for educators who are HIV-positive, and there are numerous initiatives to curb further HIV infections. What is lacking though is an understanding of how the HIV epidemic impacts on educators who are affected personally...