Authors: Nicola Willis, Webster Mavhu, Carol Wogrin, Abigail Mutsinze, Ashraf Kagee
Studies have found that adolescents living with HIV are at risk of depression, which in turn affects adherence to medication. This study explored the experience and manifestation of depression in adolescents living with HIV in Zimbabwe in order to inform intervention development.
Authors: Nicola Willis, BN (Hons), MPhil,* Tanyaradzwa Napei, BSc, BSS, MSc,* Alice Armstrong, BScN, MSc,† Helen Jackson, BA (Hons), Dip Hum Biol, MSc,Tsitsi Apollo, MBChB, MPH, MBA, Angela Mushavi, MBChB, MMed (Pediatrics), Getrude Ncube, MIH,§ and Frances M. Cowan, MBBS, MRCP, MSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPE
Since 2004, there has been a dramatic shift in the HIV response for children, adolescents, and young people in low resource settings. Previous programs and services were largely orientated to adults.
Authors: Euphemia L. Sibanda , Sarah Bernays , Ian V. D. Weller , James G. Hakim5 and Frances M. Cowan
While barriers to uptake of antenatal care (ANC) among pregnant women have been explored, much less is known about how integrating prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes within ANC services affects uptake.
Authors: Tendayi Ndori-Mharadze, Elizabeth Fearon, Joanna Busza, Jeffrey Dirawo, Sithembile Musemburi, Calum Davey, Xeno Acharya, Sibongile Mtetwa, James R Hargreaves and Frances Cowan
Sisters with a Voice’, Zimbabwe’s nationally scaled comprehensive programme for female sex workers (FSWs), intensified community mobilization activities in three sites to increase protective behaviours and utilization of clinical services.
Authors: Webster Mavhu, Elizabeth Rowley, Ibou Thior, Natalie Kruse-Levy, Owen Mugurungi, Getrude Ncube, Suzanne Leclerc-Madlala
New HIV infections among sub-Saharan Africa’s adolescent girls and young women (AGYW, ages 15–24) greatly exceed those of their male peers. In addition, AGYW tend to acquire HIV at a much earlier age.
Authors: Bernadette Hensen, James R. Hargreaves, Tarisai Chiyaka, Sungai Chabata, Phillis Mushati, Sian Floyd, Isolde Birdthistle, Joanna Busza and Frances Cowan
Determined, Resilient, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe” (DREAMS) is a package of biomedical, social and economic interventions offered to adolescent girls and young women aged 10–24 years with the aim of reducing HIV incidence.
Authors: Frances M Cowan, Calum Davey, Elizabeth Fearon, Phillis Mushati, Jeffrey Dirawo, Sungai Chabata, Valentina Cambiano, Sue Napierala, Dagmar Hanisch, Ramona Wong-Gruenwald, Nyasha Masuka, Travor Mabugo, Karin Hatzold, Owen Mugurungi, Joanna Busza, Andrew Phillips, James R Hargreaves
Strengthening engagement of female sex workers with health services is needed to eliminate HIV. We assessed the efficacy of a targeted combination intervention for female sex workers in Zimbabwe.
Authors: Tarisai Chiyaka, Phillis Mushati, Bernadette Hensen, Sungai Chabata, James R. Hargreaves, Sian Floyd, Isolde J. Birdthistle, Frances M. Cowan, Joanna R. Busza
Young women (aged 15–24) who exchange sex for money or other support are among the highest risk groups for HIV acquisition, particularly in high prevalence settings.
Authors: R. Chingono, H. Mebrahtu, Z. Mupambireyi, V. Simms, H. A. Weiss, P. Ndlovu, F. Charasika, M. Tomlinson, L.D. Cluver, F. M. Cowan and L. Sherr
HIV infection in a family may affect optimum child development. Our hypothesis is that child development outcomes among HIV-exposed infants will be improved through a complex early childhood stimulation (ECS) programme, and income and loans saving programme for HIV positive parents.
Authors: Isolde Birdthistle, Susan B. Schaffnit, Daniel Kwaro, Maryam Shahmanesh, Abdhalah Ziraba, Caroline W. Kabiru, Penelope Phillips-Howard, Natsayi Chimbindi, Kenneth Ondeng, Annabelle Gourlay, Frances M. Cowan, James R. Hargreaves, Bernadette Hensen, Tarisai Chiyaka , Judith R. Glynn and Sian Floyd
HIV risk remains unacceptably high among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in southern and eastern Africa, reflecting structural and social inequities that drive new infections.