Presentations at the 8th SA AIDS Conference 2017, 13-15 June 2017, Durban

Together with our collaborators, the following topics were presented at the 8th SA AIDS Conference, held from 13-15 June 2017 in Durban:

Oral Presentations

  1. Milford C, Lazarus N, Nkosi P, Kubeka M, Zulu B, Zwane Z, Msawoni N, Phungula L, Mabude Z, Smit J, Beksinska M, Mantell JE. Facilitators and barriers to the female condom programme in South Africa: Perspectives of policy-makers and programme managers. Oral presentation [Abstract # 122]
  2. Greener L, Greener R, Beksinska M, Sithole K, Lafort Y, Smit J. HIV testing, prevalence and treatment access trends among Female Sex Workers in Durban, South Africa). Oral presentation [Abstract # 252]
  3. Greener L, Greener R, Beksinska M, Sithole K, Lafort Y, Smit J. Health Systems Navigators – improving access to public sector HIV and sexual and reproductive health services among female sex workers in KwaZulu-Natal. Oral presentation [Abstract # 253]
  4. Jaggernath M, Greener L, Greener R, Beksinska M, Lafort Y, Smit J. HIV and sexual reproductive healthcare seeking among female sex workers in Durban, South Africa. Oral presentation [Abstract # 168]
  5. Kaida A, Dietrich J, Hornschuh S, Laher F, Otwombe K, Lazarus E, Hunt N, Beksinska M, Mathenjwa T, Jaggernath M, Greener R, Bardsley M, Lewis D, Maseko V, Smith P, Cotton L, Smit J, Ndung’u T, Gray G, Brockman M. High burden of asymptomatic genital tract infections among sexually active South African youth: Considerations for HIV prevention programs. Oral presentation [Abstract # 242]
  6. Russell VL, Ogilvie G, Mitchell S, Kaida A, Beksinska M, Dietrich J, Smith P, Ndung’u T, Gray G, Brockman M, Smit J, on behalf of the AYAZAZI Research Team. A Pivotal Time in Cervical Cancer Prevention: Examining Correlates of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Acceptability among Adolescents and Young Women in Durban, South Africa. Oral presentation.

 Poster Presentations

  1. Zulu B, Beksinska M, Phungula L, Mabude Z, Nkosi P, Greener R, Smit R, Kubeka M. Parallel programming of different types of Female Condoms: Insight from The National Female Condom Evaluation in South Africa.  Poster [Abstract # 66]
  2. Phungula L, Beksinska M, Nkosi P, Kubeka M, Mabude Z. To assess the availability and accessibility of Information, Education and Communication material and demonstration models for Female Condom promotion in Health Facilities in South Africa. Poster [Abstract # 578]
  3. Khuzwayo M, Nkosi P, Greener R, Mabude Z, Beksinska M, Smit J. Prevalence of reported anal sex and condom use in a cohort of new female condom users in KwaZulu-Natal. Poster [Abstract # 178]
  4. Lazarus N, Beksinska M, Nkosi P, Mabude Z, Smit J. The National South African STI sentinel surveillance sites: Experiences of using the sample for the South African National Female Condom Evaluation.  Poster [Abstract # 202]
  5. Phume N, Beksinska M, Nkosi P, Mabude Z. Getting Female Condoms to facilities: A Review of Ordering and Delivery Systems in South Africa. Poster [Abstract # 572]
  6. Nkosi P, Kubeka M, Phungula L, Beksinska M, Smit J, Mabude Z, Mantell JE, Marumo E, Chidarikire T. The National Female Condom Evaluation in South Africa: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Providers working in Primary Health Care Facilities in South Africa. Poster [Abstract # 256]
  7. Beesham I, Beksinska M, Smit J, Mabude Z, Greener R, Nkosi, Mantell JE. HIV positive women and female condoms: Do HIV positive women choose female condoms and why? Poster [Abstract # 567]
  8. Mabude Z, Beksinska M, Nkosi P, Mantell JE, Greener R, Evans S, Smit J. Are men on board? Attitudes and experiences with female condom use among a cohort of male partners of women who are new female condom users in KwaZulu-Natal. Poster [Abstract # 194]
  9. Mphili N, Beksinska M, Maphumulo B, Greener R, Smit J. A Randomised Controlled Trial of the Functional Performance of HLL FC, FC2 and Cupid2 Female condoms – Removing a female condom: – to twist or not to twist? Poster [Abstract # 266]
  10. Milford C, Kriel Y, Mtshali M, Mkhize N, Mthimkhulu S, Luthuli SF, Sibiya S, Mosery N, Beksinska M, Cordero J, Steyn P, Smit J. The role of dual protection in family planning method choices: Community voices from eThekwini District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Poster [Abstract # 95]
  11. Watkins TL, Mosery N, Smit JA, Mabude Z, Mathenjwa M, Sibiya S, Beksinska M, Mimiaga MJ, Grelotti DJ. “…if I smoke now, the only thing I will think about is what will I smoke if this one finishes…” – How Whoonga destroys lives. Poster [Abstract # 300]
  12. Kaida A, Dietrich J, Greener L, Smith P, Hornschuh S, Mathenjwa T, Makhale L, Lee L, Beksinska M, Ndung’u T, Brockman M, Gray G, Smit J. Facilitators and barriers to participating in PrEP trials among adolescent girls and young women enrolled in a youth-centred HIV prevention study in South Africa. Poster [Abstract # 221]