L Myer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cape Town
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. pmc Quality of life and the impact of drug toxicities in a South African community-based antiretroviral programme
    Jennifer Pitt
    Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 12:5. 2009
  2. pmc Health Research Ethics Committees in South Africa 12 years into democracy
    Keymanthri Moodley
    Associate Professor, Bioethics Unit Tygerberg Division, Centre for Applied Ethics and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    BMC Med Ethics 8:1. 2007
  3. pmc Plasma levels of soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) and early mortality risk among patients enrolling for antiretroviral treatment in South Africa
    Stephen D Lawn
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 7:41. 2007
  4. pmc CD4 cell count recovery among HIV-infected patients with very advanced immunodeficiency commencing antiretroviral treatment in sub-Saharan Africa
    Stephen D Lawn
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 6:59. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Distinguishing the temporal association between women's intravaginal practices and risk of human immunodeficiency virus infection: a prospective study of South African women
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Am J Epidemiol 163:552-60. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Reproductive decisions in HIV-infected individuals
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 366:698-700. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Treatment of maternal syphilis in rural South Africa: effect of multiple doses of benzathine penicillin on pregnancy loss
    Landon Myer
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 9:1216-21. 2004
  8. pmc Impact of measurement error in the study of sexually transmitted infections
    L Myer
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    Sex Transm Infect 80:318-23, 328. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Intravaginal practices, bacterial vaginosis, and women's susceptibility to HIV infection: epidemiological evidence and biological mechanisms
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet Infect Dis 5:786-94. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Social epidemiology in South Africa
    Landon Myer
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Epidemiol Rev 26:112-23. 2004

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Publications96

  1. pmc Quality of life and the impact of drug toxicities in a South African community-based antiretroviral programme
    Jennifer Pitt
    Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 12:5. 2009
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  2. pmc Health Research Ethics Committees in South Africa 12 years into democracy
    Keymanthri Moodley
    Associate Professor, Bioethics Unit Tygerberg Division, Centre for Applied Ethics and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    BMC Med Ethics 8:1. 2007
    ..We investigated the composition, operations and training needs of health RECs in South Africa against the backdrop of national and international guidelines...
  3. pmc Plasma levels of soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) and early mortality risk among patients enrolling for antiretroviral treatment in South Africa
    Stephen D Lawn
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 7:41. 2007
    ..The practical utility of plasma suPAR in assessing short-term all-cause mortality risk was evaluated in patients with advanced immunodeficiency enrolling in an antiretroviral treatment (ART) programme in South Africa...
  4. pmc CD4 cell count recovery among HIV-infected patients with very advanced immunodeficiency commencing antiretroviral treatment in sub-Saharan Africa
    Stephen D Lawn
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 6:59. 2006
    ..Patients accessing antiretroviral treatment (ART) programmes in sub-Saharan Africa frequently have very advanced immunodeficiency. Previous data suggest that such patients may have diminished capacity for CD4 cell count recovery...
  5. ncbi request reprint Distinguishing the temporal association between women's intravaginal practices and risk of human immunodeficiency virus infection: a prospective study of South African women
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Am J Epidemiol 163:552-60. 2006
    ..Intravaginal practices appear unlikely to be a cofactor in the male-to-female transmission of HIV in this setting...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reproductive decisions in HIV-infected individuals
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 366:698-700. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Treatment of maternal syphilis in rural South Africa: effect of multiple doses of benzathine penicillin on pregnancy loss
    Landon Myer
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 9:1216-21. 2004
    ..We examined the effect of various doses of benzathine penicillin on pregnancy loss among women with a positive Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) test result in a rural South African district...
  8. pmc Impact of measurement error in the study of sexually transmitted infections
    L Myer
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    Sex Transm Infect 80:318-23, 328. 2004
    ..A self assessment test and MCQs follow this paper...
  9. ncbi request reprint Intravaginal practices, bacterial vaginosis, and women's susceptibility to HIV infection: epidemiological evidence and biological mechanisms
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet Infect Dis 5:786-94. 2005
    ..Further research into factors that increase women's susceptibility to HIV will help to inform the design of vaginal microbicides and other HIV prevention interventions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Social epidemiology in South Africa
    Landon Myer
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Epidemiol Rev 26:112-23. 2004
  11. ncbi request reprint Healthcare providers' perspectives on discussing HIV status with infected children
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Trop Pediatr 52:293-5. 2006
    ..These findings indicate the complexities involved in the disclosure of HIV status to infected children, and point to the need for interventions to support caregivers and providers in disclosure discussions...
  12. ncbi request reprint Community attitudes towards sexual activity and childbearing by HIV-positive people in South Africa
    L Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 18:772-6. 2006
    ..Health policies and services are required to reinforce the reproductive rights of HIV-infected individuals in South Africa and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa where HIV is most prevalent...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of hormonal contraception and women's risk of HIV infection in South Africa
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Epidemiol 36:166-74. 2007
    ..We investigated associations between HIV incidence and use of combined oral contraceptives (COC), norethindrone enanthate (NET-EN) or depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) in a cohort of South African women...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sexual risk factors associated with volunteering for HIV vaccine research in South Africa
    J Smit
    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 18:569-73. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that volunteers for vaccine-related research may be at greater risk of HIV infection than the general population from which they are recruited...
  15. pmc The impact of gender and income on survival and retention in a South African antiretroviral therapy programme
    Morna Cornell
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 14:722-31. 2009
    ..We investigated the association of gender and income with survival and retention in a South African ART programme...
  16. pmc Disability and treatment of psychiatric and physical disorders in South Africa
    Sharain Suliman
    MRC Anxiety and Stress Disorders Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:8-15. 2010
    ..Despite high rates of mental disorders and associated disability in South Africa, they are less likely to be treated than physical disorders...
  17. doi request reprint Safety of long-term isoniazid preventive therapy in children with HIV: a comparison of two dosing schedules
    S M Le Roux
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 17:26-31. 2013
    ..Two paediatric hospitals in Cape Town, South Africa...
  18. pmc Impact of on-site testing for maternal syphilis on treatment delays, treatment rates, and perinatal mortality in rural South Africa: a randomised controlled trial
    L Myer
    School of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Cape Town, and HIV Prevention and Vaccine Research Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa
    Sex Transm Infect 79:208-13. 2003
    ..Syphilis testing in the clinic (on-site testing) may be a useful strategy to overcome this. We studied the impact of on-site syphilis testing on treatment delays and rates, and perinatal mortality...
  19. ncbi request reprint Mental health and sexual risk behaviours in a South African township: a community-based cross-sectional study
    J Smit
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Public Health 120:534-42. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association between mental illness and HIV risk behaviours in a South African township...
  20. doi request reprint Validity of the K-10 in detecting DSM-IV-defined depression and anxiety disorders among HIV-infected individuals
    G Spies
    South African Research Chairs Initiative SARChI, PTSD Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 21:1163-8. 2009
    ..77), generalized anxiety disorder (0.78), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (0.77). The K-10 may be a useful screening measure for detecting mood and anxiety disorders, including PTSD, in patients with HIV/AIDS...
  21. ncbi request reprint Determinants of mortality and nondeath losses from an antiretroviral treatment service in South Africa: implications for program evaluation
    Stephen D Lawn
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Clin Infect Dis 43:770-6. 2006
    ..Understanding the determinants of key outcome measures--including death and nondeath losses--would assist in program evaluation and development...
  22. pmc Antiretroviral program associated with reduction in untreated prevalent tuberculosis in a South African township
    Keren Middelkoop
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182:1080-5. 2010
    ..Prevalent untreated TB is the main source of transmission. In settings with large burdens of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and TB, highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may contribute to TB control...
  23. pmc The mental health impact of AIDS-related mortality in South Africa: a national study
    L Myer
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:293-8. 2009
    ..Few data exist on how the HIV/AIDS epidemic may influence population mental health. The associations were examined between knowing someone who died of HIV/AIDS and common mental disorders among South African adults...
  24. ncbi request reprint Intravaginal practices, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among South African women
    Landon Myer
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Sex Transm Dis 31:174-9. 2004
    ..However, data on the prevalence of these practices, and associations with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), are limited...
  25. ncbi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis and susceptibility to HIV infection in South African women: a nested case-control study
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Infect Dis 192:1372-80. 2005
    ..Bacterial vaginosis (BV) may increase women's susceptibility to HIV infection, but there are few prospective data...
  26. pmc Monitoring the South African National Antiretroviral Treatment Programme, 2003-2007: the IeDEA Southern Africa collaboration
    Morna Cornell
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 99:653-60. 2009
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Randomised controlled trial of isoniazid preventive therapy in South African adults with advanced HIV disease
    A Mohammed
    HIV AIDS Unit, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:1114-20. 2007
    ..However, there are insufficient data on patients with advanced HIV disease from high TB incidence areas...
  28. doi request reprint Anaplastic nephroblastomas express transketolase-like enzyme 1
    H T Wu
    Division of Anatomical Pathology, National Health Laboratory Services, Groote Schuur Hospital Red Cross War Memorial Children s Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Clin Pathol 62:460-3. 2009
    ..To the best of the authors' knowledge, the expression of TKTL1 in nephroblastomas has not been studied before and the aim of this study was to compare the immunoexpression of TKTL1 in anaplastic and non-anaplastic nephroblastomas...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of partner violence among South African adolescents
    Alan J Flisher
    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 48:619-27. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study were to document prevalence rates for partner violence among high school students in Cape Town, and to explore factors that are associated with such violence...
  30. ncbi request reprint The social epidemiology of tuberculosis in South Africa: a multilevel analysis
    Guy Harling
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 66:492-505. 2008
    ....
  31. pmc Knowledge and use of emergency contraception among women in the Western Cape province of South Africa: a cross-sectional study
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Womens Health 7:14. 2007
    ..At the same time, rates of teenage and unintended pregnancy in South Africa remain high, and there are few data on knowledge of EC in the general population in South Africa, as in other resource-limited settings...
  32. pmc Policy maker and health care provider perspectives on reproductive decision-making amongst HIV-infected individuals in South Africa
    Jane Harries
    Women s Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 7:282. 2007
    ..We examined the attitudes of health care policy makers and providers towards reproductive decision-making among HIV-infected individuals...
  33. pmc Social determinants of psychological distress in a nationally-representative sample of South African adults
    Landon Myer
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 66:1828-40. 2008
    ....
  34. doi request reprint 'Even if you're positive, you still have rights because you are a person': human rights and the reproductive choice of HIV-positive persons
    Leslie London
    Women s Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Capetown, Anzio Rd, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Dev World Bioeth 8:11-22. 2008
    ..We conclude by proposing strategies that are based upon a synergy between human rights and public health approaches to policy on reproductive health choices for persons with HIV/AIDS...
  35. ncbi request reprint Missed opportunities to address reproductive health care needs among HIV-infected women in antiretroviral therapy programmes
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 12:1484-9. 2007
    ..To investigate the delivery of reproductive health care services in an antiretroviral therapy (ART) programme in Cape Town, South Africa...
  36. doi request reprint The predictive value of cerebrospinal fluid Epstein-Barr viral load as a marker of primary central nervous system lymphoma in HIV-infected persons
    Craig Corcoran
    National Health Laboratory Service and Division of Virology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    J Clin Virol 42:433-6. 2008
    ..In our setting, EBV DNA is frequently detected in the CSF of HIV-infected patients with miscellaneous neurological diseases and thus its presence is a poor predictor of PCNSL...
  37. pmc Virologic failure and second-line antiretroviral therapy in children in South Africa--the IeDEA Southern Africa collaboration
    Mary Ann Davies
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 56:270-8. 2011
    ..We evaluated the probability and determinants of virologic failure and switching in children in South Africa...
  38. doi request reprint Association between apolipoprotein E4 genotype and human immunodeficiency virus-associated dementia in younger adults starting antiretroviral therapy in South Africa
    John A Joska
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    J Neurovirol 16:377-83. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that the ε4 allelic variant in HIV-positive individuals is not associated with the development of HAD in Southern Africa...
  39. doi request reprint Initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy among pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa
    Kathryn Stinson
    Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 15:825-32. 2010
    ..To investigate highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) initiation among pregnant women and the optimum model of service delivery for integrating HAART services into antenatal care...
  40. doi request reprint Impact of HIV treatment scale-up on women's reproductive health care and reproductive rights in Southern Africa
    Landon Myer
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 52:S52-3. 2009
    ..Important gaps remain both in policy development and in the design, evaluation, and implementation of interventions promoting women's reproductive health and rights at the service delivery level...
  41. pmc Perpetration of gross human rights violations in South Africa: association with psychiatric disorders
    Dan J Stein
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 99:390-5. 2009
    ..Prior work has suggested an association between perpetration and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but this remains controversial...
  42. pmc Traditional healers in the treatment of common mental disorders in South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:434-41. 2009
    ..Alternative practitioners, including traditional healers and religious advisors, appear to play a notable role in the delivery of mental health care in South Africa...
  43. pmc Impact of common mental disorders during childhood and adolescence on secondary school completion
    Landon Myer
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 99:354-6. 2009
    ..3, 1.0-5.1; 1.7, 1.2-2.5, and 1.7, 1.2-2.5, respectively). These data point to the role that early-life mental disorders may play in educational achievement and subsequent socio-economic position over the life course...
  44. pmc Risk for post-traumatic stress disorder associated with different forms of interpersonal violence in South Africa
    Debra Kaminer
    Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 67:1589-95. 2008
    ..Recommendations for mental health service provision in South Africa and for future research on the relative risk for PTSD are offered...
  45. doi request reprint Clients' perspectives on HIV/AIDS care and treatment and reproductive health services in South Africa
    Phyllis Orner
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 20:1217-23. 2008
    ..Challenges to involving men in HIV/AIDS care and treatment and SRH services and measures to address this were identified...
  46. doi request reprint Rates of tuberculosis transmission to children and adolescents in a community with a high prevalence of HIV infection among adults
    Keren Middelkoop
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa
    Clin Infect Dis 47:349-55. 2008
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus infection and cervical disease in human immunodeficiency virus-1-infected women
    Lynette Denny
    Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1380-7. 2008
    ..To report on the natural history of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical disease in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1-infected women living in Cape Town, South Africa...
  48. doi request reprint Validity of the International HIV Dementia Scale in South Africa
    John A Joska
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:95-101. 2011
    ..Variable performance in neuropsychological testing may account for false negative screens. The inclusion of brief tests of executive function in a screening battery should be considered...
  49. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of fertility intentions of HIV-infected women and men receiving antiretroviral therapy in South Africa
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:278-85. 2007
    ..These findings also suggest that fertility desires may change through time and thus require ongoing attention as part of long-term care...
  50. ncbi request reprint "Life is still going on": reproductive intentions among HIV-positive women and men in South Africa
    Diane Cooper
    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 65:274-83. 2007
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Early mortality among adults accessing a community-based antiretroviral service in South Africa: implications for programme design
    Stephen D Lawn
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS 19:2141-8. 2005
    ..To determine rates, risk factors and causes of death among patients accessing a community-based antiretroviral treatment (ART) programme both prior to and following initiation of treatment...
  52. ncbi request reprint Management of cervical disease in HIV-infected women
    Lynette Denny
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Gynecol Oncol 99:S14-5. 2005
  53. ncbi request reprint Nested case-control study of cervical mucosal lesions, ectopy, and incident HIV infection among women in Cape Town, South Africa
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Sex Transm Dis 33:683-7. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to test whether cervical mucosal lesions and ectopy increase women's susceptibility to HIV infection...
  54. pmc DSM-IV-defined common mental disorders: association with HIV testing, HIV-related fears, perceived risk and preventive behaviours among South African adults
    Landon Myer
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 99:396-402. 2009
    ..There are few reports from South Africa on how common mental disorders may be associated with HIV-related perceptions and behaviours...
  55. ncbi request reprint Design and evaluation of a drama-based intervention to promote voluntary counseling and HIV testing in a South African community
    Keren Middelkoop
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Sex Transm Dis 33:524-6. 2006
    ..Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services are a major component of HIV prevention and treatment efforts. We developed a drama-based intervention to promote VCT services in a peri-urban community in South Africa...
  56. ncbi request reprint Preferences between injectable contraceptive methods among South African women
    Chelsea Morroni
    Women s Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Contraception 73:598-601. 2006
    ..To examine South African women's preferences between depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) and norethisterone enanthate (NET-EN), as well as the reasons for and correlates of these preferences...
  57. ncbi request reprint TB patients' perspectives on integrated TB/HIV services in South Africa
    Lindsey Levin
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Trop Doct 36:173-5. 2006
    ..90, P = 0.02). While integrated TB/HIV services appear generally acceptable in this setting, continuing efforts to combat stigmatization are necessary to ensure maximum uptake...
  58. ncbi request reprint Adolescent HIV prevalence, sexual risk, and willingness to participate in HIV vaccine trials
    Heather B Jaspan
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Adolesc Health 39:642-8. 2006
    ..To determine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence, sexual risk behaviors, and attitudes toward HIV vaccine trials among 11-19 year-olds in a peri-urban community near Cape Town, South Africa...
  59. ncbi request reprint Condom use and sexual behaviors among individuals procuring free male condoms in South Africa: a prospective study
    Landon Myer
    HIV Prevention and Vaccine Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Department of Public Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Sex Transm Dis 29:239-41. 2002
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution disease: incidence, risk factors and impact in an antiretroviral treatment service in South Africa
    Stephen D Lawn
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS 21:335-41. 2007
    ..To determine the burden and impact of immune reconstitution disease (IRD) associated with tuberculosis (TB) among patients initiating antiretroviral treatment (ART) in sub-Saharan Africa...
  61. doi request reprint Common mental disorders among HIV-infected individuals in South Africa: prevalence, predictors, and validation of brief psychiatric rating scales
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 22:147-58. 2008
    ..More generally, HIV care and treatment services represent an important venue to identify and manage individuals with common mental disorders in resource-limited settings...
  62. doi request reprint Fertility intentions and reproductive health care needs of people living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa: implications for integrating reproductive health and HIV care services
    Diane Cooper
    Women s Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 13:38-46. 2009
    ..There is an urgent need for intervention models to integrate HIV care with sexual and reproduction health counseling and services that account for the diverse reproductive needs of these populations...
  63. pmc Impact of antiretroviral therapy on incidence of pregnancy among HIV-infected women in Sub-Saharan Africa: a cohort study
    Landon Myer
    Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS Med 7:e1000229. 2010
    ..However there are few data on whether ART initiation influences pregnancy rates...
  64. pmc Outcomes of the South African National Antiretroviral Treatment Programme for children: the IeDEA Southern Africa collaboration
    Mary Ann Davies
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 99:730-7. 2009
    ..To assess paediatric antiretroviral treatment (ART) outcomes and their associations from a collaborative cohort representing 20% of the South African national treatment programme...
  65. ncbi request reprint Availability of antiretroviral therapy is associated with increased uptake of HIV testing services
    Coceka Mfundisi
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 95:483-5. 2005
  66. pmc The role of polyclonal intravenous immunoglobulin in treating HIV-infected children with severe bacterial infections: a retrospective cohort study
    Lyen C Huang
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 8:127. 2008
    ..We examined the impact of IVIG as an adjuvant therapy in reducing mortality and length of hospital stay in HIV-infected children with serious bacterial infections...
  67. pmc Short-term and long-term risk of tuberculosis associated with CD4 cell recovery during antiretroviral therapy in South Africa
    Stephen D Lawn
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS 23:1717-25. 2009
    ..To determine the short-term and long-term risks of tuberculosis (TB) associated with CD4 cell recovery during antiretroviral therapy (ART)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Impact of HIV infection on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in a peri-urban community in South Africa: the need for age-specific interventions
    Stephen D Lawn
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Clin Infect Dis 42:1040-7. 2006
    ..Evaluation of additional control interventions requires detailed understanding of the epidemiological relationship between these diseases at the community level...
  69. pmc The association between hypertension and depression and anxiety disorders: results from a nationally-representative sample of South African adults
    Anna Grimsrud
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 4:e5552. 2009
    ..We examined the association between hypertension and depression and anxiety in South Africa...
  70. doi request reprint Adolescent and adult participation in an HIV vaccine trial preparedness cohort in South Africa
    Keren Middelkoop
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Adolesc Health 43:8-14. 2008
    ..We analyzed adult and adolescent data from a cohort study conducted to assess the feasibility of involving adolescents and adults in HIV vaccine-related studies...
  71. pmc Experience of violence and socioeconomic position in South Africa: a national study
    Katherine Doolan
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 2:e1290. 2007
    ..We hypothesised that measures of socioeconomic position (employment, education and household wealth) would be inversely related to violence at the individual and household levels...
  72. ncbi request reprint Introducing HIV/AIDS to South African health sciences students
    Athol Kent
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Med Teach 27:647-9. 2005
    ..This programme represents a platform for introducing a 'golden thread' of HIV/AIDS into health sciences curricula in countries profoundly affected by the epidemic...
  73. pmc Socio-behaviour challenges to phase III HIV vaccine trials in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Joalida Smit
    MRC Unit for Anxiety and Stress Disorders, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Afr Health Sci 5:198-206. 2005
    ..There is a need for a review of the literature to help focus such research efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa...
  74. pmc Bacterial disease and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in HIV-infected, hospitalized children: a retrospective cohort study
    Heather B Jaspan
    University of Cape Town School of Child and Adolescent Health, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 3:e3260. 2008
    ..The use of antibiotic prophylaxis and the emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria necessitate examination of responsible organisms and their antibiotic susceptibility...
  75. ncbi request reprint Focus on women: linking HIV care and treatment with reproductive health services in the MTCT-Plus Initiative
    Landon Myer
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA
    Reprod Health Matters 13:136-46. 2005
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Sexual risk behaviours are influenced by knowing someone with HIV/AIDS
    Ken Ijumba
    University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 94:522-3. 2004
  77. ncbi request reprint Why do women seek antenatal care late? Perspectives from rural South Africa
    Landon Myer
    School of Public Health and Primary Health Care at the University of Cape, Town, South Africa
    J Midwifery Womens Health 48:268-72. 2003
    ..Health education programs promoting antenatal care are required to explain the importance of effective antenatal care toward maternal and child health...
  78. ncbi request reprint Microbicide acceptability research: current approaches and future directions
    Joanne E Mantell
    HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 15, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:319-30. 2005
    ..Failure to understand the key factors associated with microbicide acceptability is likely to hinder the adoption and continued use of products that are effective in preventing HIV infection...
  79. ncbi request reprint Barriers to accessing free condoms at public health facilities across South Africa
    Francesca Little
    Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 92:218-20. 2002
    ..This study investigated the determinants of condom procurement at public health facilities in order to inform improved public sector condom distribution and promotion strategies...
  80. ncbi request reprint Risks in the use of an unblinded-control group
    Stephanie Skoler
    J Infect Dis 191:1378-9; author reply 1379-80. 2005
  81. ncbi request reprint HIV-infected women in ART programmes
    Landon Myer
    Lancet 365:655-6. 2005
  82. ncbi request reprint Expanding access to antiretroviral therapy through the public sector--the challenge of retaining patients in long-term primary care
    Landon Myer
    S Afr Med J 94:273-4. 2004
  83. ncbi request reprint Supporting the sexual and reproductive rights of HIV-infected individuals
    Landon Myer
    S Afr Med J 95:852-3. 2005
  84. ncbi request reprint Prevention of mother-to-child transmission services as a gateway to family-based human immunodeficiency virus care and treatment in resource-limited settings: rationale and international experiences
    Elaine J Abrams
    International Center for HIV AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:S101-6. 2007
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Brief report: methods for collecting sexual behaviour information from South African adolescents--a comparison of paper versus personal digital assistant questionnaires
    Heather B Jaspan
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences, PO Box 13801 Mowbray 7705, South Africa
    J Adolesc 30:353-9. 2007
    ..Subjectively, adolescents found the use of PDA to be simple and confidential. PDA may be a useful method to collect sensitive, self-reported information from adolescents in resource-limited settings...
  86. pmc Undiagnosed tuberculosis in a community with high HIV prevalence: implications for tuberculosis control
    Robin Wood
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Health Science Faculty, UCT Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:87-93. 2007
    ..We conducted a cross-sectional survey of pulmonary TB (PTB) and HIV infection in a community of 13,000 with high HIV prevalence and high TB notification rate and a well-functioning DOTS TB control program...
  87. pmc Tuberculosis after initiation of antiretroviral therapy in low-income and high-income countries
    Martin W G Brinkhof
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Berne, Finkenhubelweg 11, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1518-21. 2007
    ..48 (95% confidence interval, 0.36-0.64) in low-income countries and 0.36 (95% confidence interval, 0.26-0.50) in high-income countries. A low CD4 cell count at the start of therapy was the most important risk factor in both settings...
  88. ncbi request reprint Combined condom and contraceptive use among South African women
    Chelsea Morroni
    S Afr Med J 96:620, 622. 2006
  89. ncbi request reprint Burden of tuberculosis in an antiretroviral treatment programme in sub-Saharan Africa: impact on treatment outcomes and implications for tuberculosis control
    Stephen D Lawn
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, South Africa
    AIDS 20:1605-12. 2006
    ..To determine burden and risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) in an antiretroviral treatment (ART) programme and its impact on ART outcomes...
  90. pmc Antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings 1996 to 2006: patient characteristics, treatment regimens and monitoring in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America
    Olivia Keiser
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 13:870-9. 2008
    ..To describe temporal trends in baseline clinical characteristics, initial treatment regimens and monitoring of patients starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource-limited settings...
  91. ncbi request reprint Rapid scale-up of a community-based HIV treatment service: programme performance over 3 consecutive years in Guguletu, South Africa
    Linda Gail Bekker
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 96:315-20. 2006
    ..Despite rapid expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in sub-Saharan Africa there are few longitudinal data describing programme performance during rapid scale-up...
  92. pmc "We have our protector": misperceptions of protection against HIV among participants in a microbicide efficacy trial
    Joanne E Mantell
    MSPH, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1073-7. 2006
    ..We examined perceptions of the effectiveness and acceptability of a candidate microbicide among 94 South African female sex workers who had participated in a phase 3 microbicide trial for HIV prevention...
  93. pmc Early loss of HIV-infected patients on potent antiretroviral therapy programmes in lower-income countries
    Martin W G Brinkhof
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Bern, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 86:559-67. 2008
    ..To analyse the early loss of patients to antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes in resource-limited settings...
  94. ncbi request reprint Recurrence of symptomatic bacterial vaginosis 12 months after oral metronidazole therapy in HIV-positive and -negative women
    Landon Myer
    J Infect Dis 194:1797-9. 2006
  95. ncbi request reprint Measuring consistent condom use: a comparison of cross-sectional and prospective measurements in South Africa
    Landon Myer
    Int J STD AIDS 13:62-3. 2002
  96. ncbi request reprint Timeliness of contraceptive reinjections in South Africa and its relation to unintentional discontinuation
    Joy Noel Baumgartner
    Health Services Research Division, Family Health International FHI, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 33:66-74. 2007
    ..Little attention, however, has been paid to unintentional discontinuation due to providers' management of clients who would like to continue use but arrive late for their scheduled reinjections...