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2016 publications

Client and provider knowledge and views on safer conception for people living with HIV (PLHIV)

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

Healthcare providers knowledges, attitudes and practices towards medical male circumcision and their understandings of its partial efficacy in HIV prevention

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

"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

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

Bone Health and HIV in Resource Limited settings

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

Building Young Women's Knowledge and Skills in Female Condom Use: lessons Learned from a South African Intervention

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

Gender-Focused HIV and Pregnancy Prevention for School-Going Adolescents

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

Placing contraception at the centre of the HIV prevention agenda

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

2015 publications
Periconception HIV risk behavior among men and women reporting HIV-serodiscordant partners in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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.

Acceptability and Performance of the Menstrual Cup in South Africa

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

The Female Condom Learning Curve: Patterns of Female Condom Failure Over 20 Uses

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

If I don't use a condom.. I would be stressed in my heart that Ive done something wrong

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]

Better Menstrual Management Options Needed in South Africa

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

An Emerging High-Risk Place Potentiating HIV Spread Among Young Adults in a Hyper-Endemic South African Setting

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

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

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

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.

Inequity in costs of seeking sexual and reproductive health services in India and Kenya.

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

Promoting Female Condom Use among Higher Education Female University Students in South Africa

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

Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Behaviors Associated With Female Condoms in Developing Countries: A Scoping Review. Open Access Journal of Contraception

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

A Mixed Methods Evaluation of Potential Distribution Channels for the V Condom in South Africa

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.

2014 publications
The importance of choice in the rollout of ARV-Based Prevention to User Groups in Kenya and South Africa

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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Lost opportunities to reduce periconception HIV transmission

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

The sexual and reproductive health needs of youth in South Africa – history in context

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

Promoting Female Condom Use among Higher Education Female University Students in South Africa

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.

It’s a different condom, let’s see how it works

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

South African men and women with recent pregnancy rarely know partner’s HIV serostatus

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

Whoonga: potential recreational use of HIV antiretroviral medication in South Africa

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

We have to try and have this child before it is too late

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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Systematic review of facility-based sexual and reproductive health services for female sex workers in Africa

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

Community empowerment and involvement of female sex workers in targeted sexual and reproductive health interventions in Africa

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

HIV Transmission Risk Behaviour among HIV-Positive Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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

2013 publications
Performance and safety of the second-generation female condom versus the Woman’s, the VA worn-of-women, and the Cupid female condoms

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

Hormonal contraceptive continuation and switching in South Africa

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

Medical male circumcision and HIV risk: perceptions of women in a higher learning institution in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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

“We are despised in the hospitals”

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

Using Scratch Card Technology for Random Allocation Concealment

Beksinska M, Joanis C, Smit J. Using Scratch Card Technology for Random Allocation Concealment. Clinical Trials, 2013;10:125-130. Click here for abstract

Reproductive decision-making and periconception practices among HIV-positive men and women attending HIV services in Durban, South Africa

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

Human rights abuses and collective resilience among sex workers in four African countries

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

Priority interventions to reduce HIV transmission in sex work settings in sub-Saharan Africa and delivery of these services

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