Match Research Unit Publications
Gibbs A, Carpenter B, Crankshaw T, Hanass-Hancock J, Smit J, Tomlinson M, Butler LM. Prevalence and factors associated with recent intimate partner violence and relationships between disability and depression in post-partum women in one clinic in eThekwini Municipality, South Africa. July 2017, PLoS One, 12(7):e0181236
Pleaner M, Morroni C, Smit J, Lince-Deroche N, Chersich MF, Mullick S, Pillay D, Makua M, Rees H, Lessons learnt from the introduction of the contraceptive implant in South Africa, November 2017, SAMJ 107(11):933-938 Doi.: 10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i11.
Angela Kaida, Janan J. Dietrich, Fatima Laher, Mags Beksinska, Manjeetha Jaggernath, Megan Bardsley, Patricia Smith, Laura Cotton, Pooja Chitneni, Kalysha Closson, David Lewis, Thumbi Ndung'u, Mark Brockman, Glenda Gray, A high burden of asymptomatic genital tract infections undermines the syndromic management approach among adolescents and young adults in South Africa: Implications for HIV prevention efforts, Accepted Aug 2018.
Milford C, Rambally Greener L, Beksinska M, Greener R, Mabude Z, Smit J, Provider understandings of and , attitudes towards integration: Implementing an HIV and sexual and reproductive health service integration model, South Africa, African Journal of AIDS Research, 2018, 17:2, 183-192,
Scorgie F, Stadler J, Baron D, Ju S, Ikaneng T, Mabude Z, Makgopa S, Malefo MA, Manenzhe KN, Mazibuko T, Ntjana H, Nkala B, Palanee-Phillips T, Gray G, Rees H, Delany-Moretlwe S, “It Was Not My Aim to Sleep There”: The Impact of Timing and Location of Sex on Adherence to Coitally‑Dependent HIV Pre‑exposure Prophylaxis, AIDS and Behaviour. E-pub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-018-2195-1
Silumbwe A, Nkole T, Munakampe M, Cordero JP, Zulu JM, Milford C, Kriel Y, Steyn P, Community and health systems barriers and enablers to family planning and contraceptive services provision and use in Kabwe District, Zambia, BMC Public Health, 2018; 18:390
Lafort Y, Greener L, Lessitala F, Chabeda S, Greener R, Beksinska M, Gichangi P, Griffin S, Smit JA, Chersich M, Delva W. Effect of a ‘diagonal’ intervention on uptake of HIV and reproductive health services by female sex workers in three sub-Saharan African cities. Trop Med Int Health. E-pub: May 2018. Doi: 10.1111/tmi.13072
Greener, R., Milford, C., Bajunirwe, F., Mosery, F.N., Ng, C.K., Rifkin, R., Kastner, J., Pillay, L., Kaida, A., Bangsberg, D.R., Smit, J.A., Matthews, L.T. (2018). Healthcare providers’ understandings of HIV serodiscordance in South Africa and Uganda: Implications for HIV prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of AIDS Research, online publication, May. DOI: 10.2989/16085906.2018.1462217
Lewinsohn R, Crankshaw T, Tomlinson M, Gibbs A, Bulter L, Smit J. “This baby came up and then he said, “I give up!”: The interplay between unintended pregnancy, sexual partnership dynamics and social support and the impact on women’s well-being in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Midwifery, 2018: In press.
Beksinska ME, Kleinschmidt I, Smit JA. Bone mineral density in midlife long-term users of hormonal contraception in South Africa: relationship with obesity and menopausal status. Journal: Women's Midlife Health, 2018 in press, DOI: 10.1186/s40695-018-0035-0
Closson K, Dietrich JJ, Lachowsky NJ, Nkala B, Palmer A, Cui Z, Beksinska M, Smit JA, Hogg RS, Gray G, Miller CL, Kaida A. Sexual Self-Efficacy and Gender: A Review of Condom Use and Sexual Negotiation Among Young Men and Woman in Sub-Saharan Africa. J Sex Res. 2018 Feb 21:1-18. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1421607. [Epub ahead of print]
Bekinska M, Greener R, Smit J, Maphumulo B, Mphili N, Kilbourne-Brook M, Coffey PS. A randomized crossover study evaluating the use and acceptability of the SILCS diaphragm compared to vaginal applicators for vaginal gel delivery. AIDS Behav. 2018; 22(1): 127-132. Doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1913-4
Psaros C, Milford C, Smit JA, Greener L, Mosery N, Matthews LT, Harrison A, Gordon J, Mimiaga M, Bangsberg DR, Safren SA. HIV prevention among young women in South Africa: Understanding multiple layers of risk. First Online: Nov 2017, Archives of Sexual Behavior E-pub ahead of print. Doi.: 10.1007/s10508-017-1056-8
Developing a safer conception intervention for men living with HIV in South Africa. Hazar Khidir; Christina Psaros; Letitia Greener; Kasey O'Neil; Mxolisi Mathenjwa; F.N. Mosery; Lizzie Moore; Abigail Harrison; David R. Bangsberg; Jennifer A. Smit; Steven A. Safren; Lynn
- Matthews. AIDS Behav (2017). doi:10.1007/s10461-017-1719-4
Sexual and reproductive health services utilization by female sex workers is context-specific: results from a cross-sectional survey in India, Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa. Lafort Y, Greener R, Roy A, Greener L, Ombidi W, Lessitala F, Skordis-Worrall J, Beksinska M, Gichangi P, Reza-Paul S, Smit JA, Chersich M, Delva W. Reproductive Health. 2017; 14: 13. doi: 10.1186/s12978-017-0277-6
Hoffman S, Levasseur M, Mantell JE, Beksinska M, Mabude Z, Ngoloyi C, Kelvin EA, Exner T, Leu C, Pillay L, Smit JA. Sexual and reproductive health risk behaviours among South African university students: results from a representative campus-wide survey. African Journal of AIDS Research 2017; 16(1): 1-10.
Mlford C, Kriel Y, Njau I, Nkole T, Gichangi P, Cordero J, Smit J, Steyn P and the Uptake project team. Teamwork in qualitative research: Descriptions of a multi-country team approach. International Journal of Qualitative Methods2017; 16:1-10.
Bhatia DS, Harrison AD, Kubeka M, Milford C, Kaida A, Bajunirwe F, Wilson IB, Psaros C, Safren SA, Bangsberg DR, Smit JA, Matthews LT. The Role of Relationship Dynamics and Gender Inequalities as Barriers to HIV-serostatus Disclosure: Qualitative Study among Women and Men Living with HIV in Durban, South Africa. Frontiers in Public Health, section HIV and AIDS 2017 5:188. Doi:10.3389/fpubh.2017.00188
Kastner J, Milford C, Akatukwasa C, Kembabazi A, Smit J. Implementing a global health qualitative research study: experiences of a project coordinator in Uganda. East African Health Research Journal 2017; 1(2):113-122
Beksinska M, Nkosi P, Mabude Z, Smit J, Zulu B, Phungula L, Greener R, Kubeka M, Milford C, Lazarus N, Jali Z, Mantell JE. Twenty years of the female condom programme in South Africa: past, present and future. South African Health Review, 2017. Chapter 14. In: Padarath A, Barron P, editors. South African Health Review 2017. Durban: Health Systems Trust; 2017. URL: http://www.hst.org.za/
Mindry, D., Milford, C., Greener, L., Greener, R. Maharaj, P., Letsoalo, T., Munthree, C., Crankshaw, T., Smit, J. Client and provider knowledge and views on safer conception for people living with HIV (PLHIV). Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: 31 March 2016. Doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2016.03.005. View abstract
Milford C, Rambally L, Mantell JE, Kelvin EA, Mosery NF, Smit JA. Healthcare providers’ knowledges, attitudes and practices towards medical male circumcision and their understandings of its partial efficacy in HIV prevention: Qualitative research in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2016. 53, 182–189. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.07.011 View abstract
Matthews L T, Bajunirwe F, Kastner J, Sanyu N, Akatukwasa C, Ng C, Rifkin R, Milford C, Moore L, Wilson I B, Smit J A, Bangsberg D and Kaida A. “I always worry about what might happen ahead”: Implementing safer conception services in the current environment of reproductive counselling for HIV-affected men and women in Uganda. BioMed Research International, 2016, Article ID 4195762, 9 pages, 2016. View article
Matovu FK, Wattanachanya L, Beksinska M, Pettifor JM, Ruxrungtham K. Bone Health and HIV in Resource Limited settings: A Scoping Review. Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS. 2016; 11(3):306-25. doi: 10.1097/COH.0000000000000274. View abstract
Schuyler A, Masvawure T, Smit J, Beksinska M, Mabude Z, Ngoloyi C, Mantell J. Building Young Women’s Knowledge and Skills in Female Condom Use: lessons Learned from a South African Intervention. Health Education Research. 2016; 31(2): 260-272. doi:10.1093/her/cyw001 View abstract
Harrison A, Hoffman S, Mantell JE, Smit J, Cheng-Shiun L, Exner T, Stein Z. Gender-Focused HIV and Pregnancy Prevention for School-Going Adolescents: The Mpondombili Pilot Intervention in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services. 2016. 15 (1), 29-47. DOI:10.1080/15381501.2014.999183 View abstract
TL Crankshaw, JA Smit & ME Beksinska. (2016) Placing contraception at the centre of the HIV prevention agenda,
African Journal of AIDS Research, 15:2, 157-162, DOI: 10.2989/16085906.2016.1204330
To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2016.1204330
Choice in HIV testing: the acceptability and anticipated use of a self-administered at-home oral HIV test among South Africans" has been published on Taylor & Francis Online. It is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.2989/16085906.2016.1189442.
HIV prevention and care seeking behaviour among female sex workers in four cities in India, Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa. Yves Lafort; Ross Greener; Anuradha Roy; Letitia Greener; Wilkister Ombidi; Faustino Lessitala; Jolene Skordis-Worrall; Mags Beksinska; Peter Gichangi; Sushena Reza-Paul; Jenni Smit; Matthew Chersich; Wim Delva.
E-pub July 2016, Tropical Medicine & International Health, DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12761
Barriers to HIV and sexual and reproductive health care for female sex workers in Tete, Mozambique: results from a cross-sectional survey and focus group discussions. Yves Lafort, Faustino Lessitala, Balthazar Candrinho, Letitia Greener, Ross Greener, Mags Beksinska, Jenni A. Smit, Matthew Chersich and Wim Delva, July 2016, BMC Public HealthBMC series – DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3305-5
Participatory approaches involving community and healthcare providers in Family Planning/Contraceptive information and service provision: a scoping review. Petrus S Steyn; Joanna Paula Cordero; Peter Gichangi; Jennifer A Smit; Theresa Nkole; James Kiarie; Marleen Temmerman, July 2016. Reproductive Health, 13:88 DOI: 10.1186/s12978-016-0198-9
Are HIV and reproductive health services adapted to the needs of female sex workers? Results of a policy and situational analysis in Tete, Mozambique. Lafort Y; Jocitala O; Candrinho B; Greener L; Beksinska M; Smit J A; Chersich M; Delva W. July 2016, BMC Health Services Research, 2016; 16:301. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1551-y.
Where do female sex workers seek HIV and sexual and reproductive health care and what motivates their choice? A survey in 4 cities in India, Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa. Yves Lafort, Ross Greener, Anuradha Roy, Letitia Greener, Wilkister Ombidi, Faustino Lessitala, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Mags Beksinska, Peter Gichangi, Sushena Reza-Paul, Jenni A. Smit, Matthew Chersich, Wim Delva. July 2016, PLoS One, 2016; 11(8). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160730
Matthews LT, Smit JA, Moore L, Milford C, Greener R, Mosery FN, Ribaudo H, Bennett K, Crankshaw TL, Kaida A, Psaros C, Safren S, Bangsberg DR. Periconception HIV risk behavior among men and women reporting HIV-serodiscordant partners in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Accepted AIDS and Behaviour.
Beksinska M, Smit J, Greener R, Todd C, Tee ML, Mapumhulo B, Hoffman V. Acceptability and Performance of the Menstrual Cup in South Africa: A randomized Cross-over trial Comparing the Menstrual Cup to Tampons or Sanitary Pads. J Women’s Health 2015: 24 (2):151-158. DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2014.5021 ; Click here for abstract
Beksinska M, Smit J, Greener R, Piaggio G, Joanis C. The Female Condom Learning Curve: Patterns of Female Condom Failure Over 20 Uses. Contraception 2015;91(1):85-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2014.09.011 ; Click here for abstract
Matthews LT, Moore L, C Milford, R Greener, FN Mosery, Rifkin R, Psaros C, Safren S, Harrison A, Wilson IB, Bangsberg DR, Smit JA. “If I don’t use a condom … I would be stressed in my heart that I’ve done something wrong”: Inflexible prevention messages preclude safer conception counseling for HIV-infected men and women in South Africa. AIDS and Behaviour 2015 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Beksinska M, Smit J, Greener R, Maphumulo B, Mabude Z. Better Menstrual Management Options Needed in South Africa : what about The Menstrual Cup? S Afr Med J. 2015 April
Mimiaga MJ, Closson EF, Safren SA, Mabude Z, Mosery N, Taylor SW, Perez-Brumer A, Matthews LT, Psaros C, Harrison A, Grelotti DJ, Bangsberg DR, Smit JA.Inkwari: An Emerging High-Risk Place Potentiating HIV Spread Among Young Adults in a Hyper-Endemic South African Setting. Arch Sex Behav. 2015 Feb;44(2):307-15. doi: 10.1007/s10508-014-0330-2 ; Click here for abstract
Adherence to HIV care After pregnancy Among Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: falling off the Cliff of the Treatment cascade.Psaros C, Remmert JE, Bangsberg D, Safren S, Smit J. Jan 2015,Current HIV/AIDS Reports ISSN 1548-3568 DOI 10.1007/s10461-015-1026-x
Beksinska M, Greener R, Kleinschmidt I, Pillay L, Maphumulo B, Smit J. A Randomised Non-Inferiority Crossover Controlled Trial of the Functional Performance and safety of New Female Condoms: an evaluation of the Velvet, Cupid2 and FC2. Contraception, (2015): 92(3). 261-267. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2015.05.008 Click here for abstract.
Haghparast-Bidgoli H, Pulkki-Brännström AM, Beksinska M, Rambally L, Greener R, Roy A, Reza-Paul S, Ombidi W, Gichangi P, Skordis-Worrall J. Inequity in costs of seeking sexual and reproductive health services in India and Kenya. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2015, 14:84. DOI: 10.1186/s12939-015-0216-5. Click here for abstract
Mantell JE, Smit J, Exner T, Mabude Z, Hoffman S, Beksinska M, Kelvin E, Ngoloyi C, Cheng SL, Stein Z. Promoting Female Condom Use among Higher Education Female University Students in South Africa: Results of a randomised behavioural trial. AIDS Behav. 2015 Jul;19(7):1129-40. doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0860-6 View abstract
Moore L, Beksinska M, Festin M, Gollub E. Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Behaviors Associated With Female Condoms in Developing Countries: A Scoping Review. Open Access Journal of Contraception 2015, 6: 125–142. View article
Smit J, Mosery N, Pillay L, Beksinska M, Rambally-Greener L, Milford C, Kilbourne-Brook M, Coffey P S. A Mixed Methods Evaluation of Potential Distribution Channels for the V Condom in South Africa. Int J Women’s Health Wellness, 2015. 1 (2): 1-8. View article.
Mack N, Evens E, Tolley B, Brelsford K, Mackenzie C, Milford C, Smit J, Kimani J. The importance of choice in the rollout of ARV-Based Prevention to User Groups in Kenya and South Africa: A qualitative study. AIDS- Journal of the International AIDS Society 2014,17 (suppl 2):19157
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Matthews LT, Milford C, Kaida A, Ehrlich MJ, Ng C, Greener R, Mosery FN, Harrison A, Psaros C, Safren SA, Bajunirwe F, Wilson IB, Bangsberg DR, Smit JA.Lost opportunities to reduce periconception HIV transmission: safer conception counseling by South African providers addresses perinatal but not sexual HIV transmission. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Dec 1;67 Suppl 4:S210-7. DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000374 ; Click here for abstract
Beksinska M, Pillay L, Milford C, Smit J. The sexual and reproductive health needs of youth in South Africa – history in context. S Afr Med J. 2014 Aug 13;104(10):676-8. DOI: 10.7196/samj.8809 ; Click here for abstract
Mantell JE, Smit J, Exner T, Mabude Z, Hoffman S, Beksinska M, Kelvin E, Ngoloyi C, Cheng SL, Stein Z. Promoting Female Condom Use among Higher Education Female University Students in South Africa: Results of a Randomised Behavioural Trial. AIDS and Behaviour 2014 Aug 5.
MasvawureTB, Mantell J, Mabude Z, Ngoloyi C, Milford C, Beksinska M, Smit JA. It’s a different condom, let’s see how it works": Young men’s reactions to, and experiences of female condom use during an intervention trial in South Africa. J Sex Res. 2014;51(8):841-51. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2013.814043 ; Click here for abstract
Matthews LT, Moore L, Crankshaw TL, Milford C, Mosery FN, Greener R, Psaros C, Safren S, Bangsberg DR, Smit JA. South African men and women with recent pregnancy rarely know partner’s HIV serostatus: implications for serodiscordant couples interventions. BMC Public Health, 2014, 14:843 DOI:1186/1471-2458-14-843 ; Click here for abstract
Grelotti DJ, Closson EF, Smit JA, Mabude Z, Matthews LT, Safren SA, Bangsberg DR, Mimiaga MJ. Whoonga: potential recreational use of HIV antiretroviral medication in South Africa. AIDS Behav. 2014 Mar;18(3):511-8. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-013-0575-0 ; Click here for abstract
Mindry DL, Crankshaw TL, Maharaj P, Munthree C, Lestsoalo T, Milford C, Greener RM, Rambally L, Carpenter S, Smit J. “We have to try and have this child before it is too late”: The social dimensions of reproductive decisions and safer conception services for PLHIV. AIDSCare. 2014
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Dhana A, Luchters S, Moore L, Lafort Y, Roy A, Scorgie F, Chersich M. Systematic review of facility-based sexual and reproductive health services for female sex workers in Africa. Globalization and Health 2014 Jun 10;10:46. DOI: 10.1186/1744-8603-10-46 ;Click here for abstract
Moore L, Chersich MF, Steen R, Reza-Paul S, Dhana A, Vuylsteke B, Lafort Y, Scorgie F.Community empowerment and involvement of female sex workers in targeted sexual and reproductive health interventions in Africa: a systematic review. Globalization and Health.
2014 Jun 10;10:47. DOI: 10.1186/1744-8603-10-47 ; Click here for abstract
Shuper PA, Kiene SM, Mahlase G, MacDonald S, Christie S, Cornman DH, Fisher WA, Greener R, Lalloo U, Pllay S, van Loggenberg F Fisher JD. HIV Transmission Risk Behaviour among HIV-Positive Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. AIDS and Behaviour August 2014, Volume 18, Issue 8, pp 1532-1540
DOI 10.1007/s10461-013-0647-1 ; Click here for abstract
Beksinska M, Piaggio G, Smit J, Wu J, Zhang Y, Pienaar J, Greener R, Zhou Y, Joanis C. Performance and safety of the second-generation female condom versus the Woman’s, the VA worn-of-women, and the Cupid female condoms: a randomised controlled non-inferiority crossover trial. Lancet Global Health 2013; Sept 1: e146–52 Click here for abstract
Smit JA, Beksinska M. Hormonal contraceptive continuation and switching in South Africa: Implications for evaluating the association of injectable hormonal contraceptive use and HIV. JAIDS. 2013.62(3):363-365. Click here for abstract
Mantell JE, Smit JA, Saffitz JL, Milford C, Mosery N, Mabude Z, Tesfay N, Sibiya S, Rambally L, Masvawure TB, Kelvin EA, Stein ZA. Medical male circumcision and HIV risk: perceptions of women in a higher learning institution in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Sex Health. 2013 May;10(2):112-8. DOI: 10.1071/SH12067 ; Click here for abstract
Scorgie F, Nakato D, Richter M, Maseko S, Nare P, Smit J, Harper E, Chersich MF. “We are despised in the hospitals”: Sex workers’ experiences of accessing health care in four African countries. Culture, Health and Sexuality. 2013 Apr;15(4):450-65. Click here for abstract
Beksinska M, Joanis C, Smit J. Using Scratch Card Technology for Random Allocation Concealment. Clinical Trials, 2013;10:125-130. Click here for abstract
Matthews LT, Crankshaw T, Giddy J, Kaida A, Smit JA, Ware NC, Bangsberg DR. Reproductive decision-making and periconception practices among HIV-positive men and women attending HIV services in Durban, South Africa. AIDS Behaviour. 2013 Feb;17(2):461-70. Click here for abstract
Scorgie F, Vasey K, Harper E, Richter M, Nare P, Maseko S, Chersich MF. Human rights abuses and collective resilience among sex workers in four African countries: a qualitative study. Globalisation and Health 2013 Jul 26;9(1):33. DOI: 10.1186/1744-8603-9-33 Click here for abstract
Chersich MF, Luchters S, Ntaganira I, Gerbase A, Lo YR Scorgie F, Steen R. Priority interventions to reduce HIV transmission in sex work settings in sub-Saharan Africa and delivery of these services. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2013 Mar 4;16(1):17980. DOI: 10.7448/IAS.16.1.17980 ; Click here for abstract
The following reports have been published:
- Beksinska M, Zulu B, Phungula L, Mabude Z, Nkosi P, Greener R, Smit J, Kubeka M. Evaluation of the National South African Female Condom Programme: Parallel Programming of Female Condoms. Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) Joint Programme, May 2016. Developing a Strategy for Female Condom Parallel Programming
- Desktop review of the policy, research, and regulatory environment in South Africa relating to future introduction of the SILCS diaphragm as a nonhormonal barrier contraceptive and reusable delivery system for microbicide gel for HIV prevention.
- Integration of Sexual and Reproductive Health & HIV Services in South Africa: Symposium on Progress and Challenges.
- Developing a community based response to promote family planning and reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy: A KwaZulu-Natal Sexual and Reproductive Health Pilot Project-Formative Research Findings.
- KwaZulu Natal Province. 5-Point Contraceptive Strategy 2011-2016.
- Silcs South Africa Full Hsa Report Final
- Silcs South Africa Abridged Hsa Report Final
- Diagonal Interventions to Fast-Forward Enhanced Reproductive Health