Prevalence and predictors of postpartum depression by HIV status and timing of HIV diagnosis in Gauteng, South Africa
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common mental health condition that can compromise the quality of life and functional capacity of mothers and cause health and developmental problems in children born to affected mothers. We set out to measure the prevalence of PPD comparing postpartum HIV-1 infected women with pre-pregnancy HIV care experience, newly diagnosed (in latest ...
TB sequel: incidence, pathogenesis and risk factors of long-term medical and social sequelae of pulmonary TB – a study protocol
Up to fifty percent of microbiologically cured tuberculosis (TB) patients may be left with permanent, moderate or severe pulmonary function impairment. Very few studies have systematically examined pulmonary outcomes in patients to understand the pathophysiologic basis and long-term socio-economic consequences of this injury. The planned multi-country, multi-centre observational TB cohort study, aims to advance the ...
“Even if you’re HIV-positive there’s life after if you take your medication”: experiences of people on long-term ART in South Africa: a short report
South Africa’s national antiretroviral treatment (ART) programme, initiated in 2004, is the largest HIV treatment programme in the world with an estimated 4.2 million people on ART. Today, an HIV diagnosis is no longer associated with certain death, but is rather a manageable chronic disease, with all HIV-positive patients now eligible to receive treatment. In ...
The Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the University of the Witwatersrand seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated quantitative senior researcher with experience in mathematical disease, cost, and/or health systems modelling to be part of our health economics and epidemiology research portfolios. Research in these portfolios focus on the impact, costs, cost-effectiveness, and ...
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HE2RO has been awarded a new 5-year Co-operative Agreement from USAID. This new program, the HIV/AIDS Economics and Research Activity, called EVIDENCE will run...
HE2RO has been approved to be a HBNU site for the Fogarty Global Health Training Program. The program provides opportunities to generate a new...
HE2RO and BU are pleased to announce a new project focusing on differentiated models of HIV treatment delivery: AMBIT.