Gita Ramjee

Summary

Affiliation: Medical Research Council
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. pmc Geographical clustering of high risk sexual behaviors in "hot-spots" for HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 123 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 18:317-22. 2014
  2. pmc High prevalence of obesity among women who enrolled in HIV prevention trials in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: healthy diet and life style messages should be integrated into HIV prevention programs
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:159. 2013
  3. pmc Population-level impact of hormonal contraception on incidence of HIV infection and pregnancy in women in Durban, South Africa
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 123 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville, Durban, 3630, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 90:748-55. 2012
  4. pmc Microbicides for HIV prevention
    Gita Ramjee
    Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    Indian J Med Res 134:930-8. 2011
  5. pmc HIV incidence among non-pregnant women living in selected rural, semi-rural and urban areas in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 123 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville, Durban 3630, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 16:2062-71. 2012
  6. pmc Targeting the hotspots: investigating spatial and demographic variations in HIV infection in small communities in South Africa
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, Australia
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:41. 2010
  7. pmc Geoadditive models to assess spatial variation of HIV infections among women in local communities of Durban, South Africa
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Health Geogr 10:28. 2011
  8. doi request reprint The last decade of microbicide clinical trials in Africa: from hypothesis to facts
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS 24:S40-9. 2010
  9. pmc Experiences in conducting multiple community-based HIV prevention trials among women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, 123 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville, 3630, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS Res Ther 7:10. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Microbicide research: current and future directions
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 5:316-21. 2010

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. pmc Geographical clustering of high risk sexual behaviors in "hot-spots" for HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 123 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 18:317-22. 2014
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  2. pmc High prevalence of obesity among women who enrolled in HIV prevention trials in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: healthy diet and life style messages should be integrated into HIV prevention programs
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:159. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of obesity in a cohort of South African women and discuss the implications for public health practices...
  3. pmc Population-level impact of hormonal contraception on incidence of HIV infection and pregnancy in women in Durban, South Africa
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 123 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville, Durban, 3630, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 90:748-55. 2012
    ..To estimate the potential impact of using hormonal contraceptives on rates of infection with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and pregnancy by theoretically removing the use of hormonal contraceptives from a study population...
  4. pmc Microbicides for HIV prevention
    Gita Ramjee
    Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    Indian J Med Res 134:930-8. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc HIV incidence among non-pregnant women living in selected rural, semi-rural and urban areas in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 123 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville, Durban 3630, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 16:2062-71. 2012
    ..The epidemic in KwaZulu-Natal calls for targeted HIV prevention interventions among those at highest risk of acquiring or transmitting infection...
  6. pmc Targeting the hotspots: investigating spatial and demographic variations in HIV infection in small communities in South Africa
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, Australia
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:41. 2010
    ..Our objectives were to assess the core areas of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, using epidemiological data among sexually active women from localized communities...
  7. pmc Geoadditive models to assess spatial variation of HIV infections among women in local communities of Durban, South Africa
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Health Geogr 10:28. 2011
    ..We investigated the geographical variability of HIV infection in rural areas of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa...
  8. doi request reprint The last decade of microbicide clinical trials in Africa: from hypothesis to facts
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS 24:S40-9. 2010
    ..PrEP for vaginal administration in various formulations is being tested to continue our commitment to providing more HIV prevention options to millions of women worldwide...
  9. pmc Experiences in conducting multiple community-based HIV prevention trials among women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, 123 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville, 3630, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS Res Ther 7:10. 2010
    ..The critical mass of scientists trained as clinical trialists will continue to address the relentless HIV epidemic in our setting and ensure our commitment to finding a biomedical HIV prevention option for women in the future...
  10. ncbi request reprint Microbicide research: current and future directions
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 5:316-21. 2010
    ..This review takes into consideration clinical, basic scientific and behavioural research published on microbicides in the past 12-18 months...
  11. pmc The diaphragm and lubricant gel for prevention of cervical sexually transmitted infections: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Gita Ramjee
    Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 3:e3488. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections among HIV-positive sex workers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Catherine A Connolly
    Biostatistics Unit, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    Sex Transm Dis 29:721-4. 2002
    ..However, the success of such programs among HIV-positive sex workers has not been shown. GOAL The goal of the study was to determine the incidence of STIs ( and infections) among HIV-positive sex workers...
  13. ncbi request reprint The impact of incident and prevalent herpes simplex virus-2 infection on the incidence of HIV-1 infection among commercial sex workers in South Africa
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV 1 Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 39:333-9. 2005
    ..Drawing on other recent studies these data suggest that incident HSV-2 infection increases the risk of HIV-1 infection; the effect wanes with time since infection; and the effect is significantly greater for men than it is for women...
  14. doi request reprint Novel strategies implemented to ensure high participant retention rates in a community based HIV prevention effectiveness trial in South Africa and Zimbabwe
    Sharika Gappoo
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa
    Contemp Clin Trials 30:411-8. 2009
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  15. ncbi request reprint The value of site preparedness studies for future implementation of phase 2/IIb/III HIV prevention trials: experience from the HPTN 055 study
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Overport, Durban, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:93-100. 2008
    ..To evaluate the preparedness for phase 2/IIb/III microbicide trials at 4 clinical trial sites: Durban and Hlabisa (South Africa), Lusaka (Zambia), and Moshi (Tanzania)...
  16. pmc A developing country response to Lavery et al. "In global health research, is it legitimate to stop clinical trials early on account of their opportunity costs?"
    Douglas R Wassenaar
    Biomedical Research Ethics Committee, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    BMC Med Ethics 10:16. 2009
    ..A recent paper presents an argument and mechanism for the possible stopping of clinical trials early based on opportunity costs...
  17. pmc South Africa's experience of the closure of the cellulose sulphate microbicide trial
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    PLoS Med 4:e235. 2007
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of HIV among truck drivers visiting sex workers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Gita Ramjee
    HIV Prevention and Vaccine Research Division, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    Sex Transm Dis 29:44-9. 2002
    ..Although the role of mobile populations in the spread of HIV has been documented in several countries, there are few data on HIV among truck drivers in South Africa and the sex workers with whom they interact...
  19. pmc High risk sexual behaviors are associated with sexual violence among a cohort of women in Durban, South Africa
    Zakir Gaffoor
    HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    BMC Res Notes 6:532. 2013
    ..This study describes the prevalence of Forced Sex (FS) experiences of women who enrolled into an HIV biomedical intervention study, and its association with risky sexual behaviour...

Research Grants7

  1. STUDIES ON ACCEPTABILITY OF VAGINAL MICROBICIDES
    Gita Ramjee; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Identification of facilitators and barriers to the introduction and use of microbicides among health care providers and potential users in South Africa. ..
  2. STUDIES ON ACCEPTABILITY OF VAGINAL MICROBICIDES
    Gita Ramjee; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Identification of facilitators and barriers to the introduction and use of microbicides among health care providers and potential users in South Africa. ..
  3. STUDIES ON ACCEPTABILITY OF VAGINAL MICROBICIDES
    Gita Ramjee; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Identification of facilitators and barriers to the introduction and use of microbicides among health care providers and potential users in South Africa. ..
  4. STUDIES ON ACCEPTABILITY OF VAGINAL MICROBICIDES
    Gita Ramjee; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Identification of facilitators and barriers to the introduction and use of microbicides among health care providers and potential users in South Africa. ..
  5. SOUTH AFRICA MRC HIV PREVENTION TRIALS UNIT
    Gita Ramjee; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..More importantly, we aim for research to benefit our communities by ensuring extensive community-wide HIV prevention education, home-based care/and lay counseling programs, at all Clinical Research Sites. ADMINISTRATIVE COMPONENT: ..
  6. SOUTH AFRICA MRC HIV PREVENTION TRIALS UNIT
    Gita Ramjee; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....