Loraine Townsend

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Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the relationship between high school dropout and substance use
    Loraine Townsend
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, and Adolescent Health Research Institute, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 10:295-317. 2007
  2. doi request reprint A systematic review of behavioral interventions to prevent HIV infection and transmission among heterosexual, adult men in low-and middle-income countries
    Loraine Townsend
    Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Prev Sci 14:88-105. 2013
  3. doi request reprint HIV risk behaviours and their relationship to intimate partner violence (IPV) among men who have multiple female sexual partners in Cape Town, South Africa
    Loraine Townsend
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 15:132-41. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Effectiveness of respondent-driven sampling to recruit high risk heterosexual men who have multiple female sexual partners: differences in HIV prevalence and sexual risk behaviours measured at two time points
    Loraine Townsend
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 14:1330-9. 2010
  5. doi request reprint HIV prevalence and risk behaviours from three consecutive surveys among men who have multiple female sexual partners in Cape Town
    Loraine Townsend
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 17:2367-75. 2013
  6. pmc "Money talks, bullshit walks" interrogating notions of consumption and survival sex among young women engaging in transactional sex in post-apartheid South Africa: a qualitative enquiry
    Yanga Z Zembe
    Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Global Health 9:28. 2013
  7. pmc Predictors of inconsistent condom use among a hard to reach population of young women with multiple sexual partners in peri-urban South Africa
    Yanga Z Zembe
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e51998. 2012
  8. pmc Social Support, Sexual Violence, and Transactional Sex Among Female Transnational Migrants to South Africa
    Margaret Giorgio
    At the time of this study, Margaret Giorgio, Sally Guttmacher, and Farzana Kapadia were with the Department of Nutrition, New York University, New York, NY Loraine Townsend, Yanga Zembe, and Catherine Mathews are with the Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa Mireille Cheyip is with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pretoria, South Africa
    Am J Public Health 106:1123-9. 2016
  9. pmc Effects of PREPARE, a Multi-component, School-Based HIV and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention Programme on Adolescent Sexual Risk Behaviour and IPV: Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial
    Catherine Mathews
    Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 20:1821-40. 2016
  10. pmc Intimate Partner Violence, Relationship Power Inequity and the Role of Sexual and Social Risk Factors in the Production of Violence among Young Women Who Have Multiple Sexual Partners in a Peri-Urban Setting in South Africa
    Yanga Z Zembe
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 10:e0139430. 2015

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Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the relationship between high school dropout and substance use
    Loraine Townsend
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, and Adolescent Health Research Institute, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 10:295-317. 2007
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  2. doi request reprint A systematic review of behavioral interventions to prevent HIV infection and transmission among heterosexual, adult men in low-and middle-income countries
    Loraine Townsend
    Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Prev Sci 14:88-105. 2013
    ..The paucity of evaluated interventions for heterosexual men in LMICs suggests that adult men in these countries remain underrepresented in HIV prevention efforts...
  3. doi request reprint HIV risk behaviours and their relationship to intimate partner violence (IPV) among men who have multiple female sexual partners in Cape Town, South Africa
    Loraine Townsend
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 15:132-41. 2011
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Effectiveness of respondent-driven sampling to recruit high risk heterosexual men who have multiple female sexual partners: differences in HIV prevalence and sexual risk behaviours measured at two time points
    Loraine Townsend
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 14:1330-9. 2010
    ..Further BBSS among this population are needed before more reliable trends can be inferred...
  5. doi request reprint HIV prevalence and risk behaviours from three consecutive surveys among men who have multiple female sexual partners in Cape Town
    Loraine Townsend
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 17:2367-75. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc "Money talks, bullshit walks" interrogating notions of consumption and survival sex among young women engaging in transactional sex in post-apartheid South Africa: a qualitative enquiry
    Yanga Z Zembe
    Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Global Health 9:28. 2013
    ..We also interrogate prevailing constructions of the risk behaviour in the context of modernity, widespread availability of commodities, and wealth inequalities in the country...
  7. pmc Predictors of inconsistent condom use among a hard to reach population of young women with multiple sexual partners in peri-urban South Africa
    Yanga Z Zembe
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e51998. 2012
    ..This study assesses the prevalence of sexual risk behaviors and HIV, and predictors of inconsistent condom use among women aged 16-24 with multiple sexual partners in a peri-urban setting in South Africa...
  8. pmc Social Support, Sexual Violence, and Transactional Sex Among Female Transnational Migrants to South Africa
    Margaret Giorgio
    At the time of this study, Margaret Giorgio, Sally Guttmacher, and Farzana Kapadia were with the Department of Nutrition, New York University, New York, NY Loraine Townsend, Yanga Zembe, and Catherine Mathews are with the Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa Mireille Cheyip is with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pretoria, South Africa
    Am J Public Health 106:1123-9. 2016
    ..To examine the relationship between sexual violence and transactional sex and assess the impact of social support on this relationship among female transnational migrants in Cape Town, South Africa...
  9. pmc Effects of PREPARE, a Multi-component, School-Based HIV and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention Programme on Adolescent Sexual Risk Behaviour and IPV: Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial
    Catherine Mathews
    Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 20:1821-40. 2016
    ..1 vs. 40.9 %; OR 0.77, 95 % CI 0.61-0.99; t(40) = 2.14) suggesting the intervention shaped intimate partnerships into safer ones, potentially lowering the risk for HIV. ..
  10. pmc Intimate Partner Violence, Relationship Power Inequity and the Role of Sexual and Social Risk Factors in the Production of Violence among Young Women Who Have Multiple Sexual Partners in a Peri-Urban Setting in South Africa
    Yanga Z Zembe
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 10:e0139430. 2015
    ..We know even less about how such women negotiate power and control if exposed to violence in such sexual networks...
  11. doi request reprint HIV prevalence and risk behaviours among foreign migrant women residing in Cape Town, South Africa
    Loraine Townsend
    Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 18:2020-9. 2014
    ..047), and having used a condom at last sex with a main partner (p = 0.007). Few women reported early sexual debut, or multiple sexual partners. RDS was successful in recruiting foreign migrant women...
  12. doi request reprint Bias in a binary risk behaviour model subject to inconsistent reports and dropout in a South African high school cohort study
    Perpetual Chikobvu
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Stat Med 28:494-509. 2009
    ..The inverse probability weighting approach is more precise and is suitable for this setting in order to determine risk factors for the incidence of self-reported substance used in a cohort with a high dropout rate...
  13. pmc Reaching the hard to reach: longitudinal investigation of adolescents' attendance at an after-school sexual and reproductive health programme in Western Cape, South Africa
    Catherine Mathews
    Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 15:608. 2015
    ..We investigated whether a 21-session after-school SRH education programme and school health service attracted adolescents most at risk for adverse SRH outcomes and explored motivators for and barriers to attendance...
  14. doi request reprint Associations between alcohol misuse and risks for HIV infection among men who have multiple female sexual partners in Cape Town, South Africa
    Loraine Townsend
    Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 22:1544-54. 2010
    ..HIV prevention interventions specifically targeting drinkers, the contexts in which problem drinking occurs and multiple sexual partnering are urgently needed...
  15. ncbi request reprint A systematic literature review of tobacco use among adults 15 years and older in sub-Saharan Africa
    Loraine Townsend
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health and Adolescent Health Research Institute, University of Cape Town, E36A Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Drug Alcohol Depend 84:14-27. 2006
    ..The purpose of this review is to synthesize the available prevalence data on current tobacco use among adults in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...