ASRU's director, Rebecca Hodes, has co-authored the first article on findings from the Mzantsi Wakho study, published in AIDS, the most highly-cited journal in HIV research. The Mzantsi Wakho study is a collaboration between the ASRU and Oxford University's Department of Social Policy and Intervention. The research team partners with UNICEF, Paediatric HIV Treatment for Africa, and the National Departments of Health, Basic Education and Social Development, to study how adolescents in the Eastern Cape use HIV treatment and sexual health services. The article presents findings from combined research methods, including longitudinal data, focus groups and direct observations in clinics and leisure spaces, to explore associations between HIV disclosure and adherence to antiretroviral treatment among teenagers in the Eastern Cape.
Lucie Cluver, Rebecca Hodes, Elona Toska, Khameer Kidia, F. Mark Orkin, Lorraine Sherr and Franziska Meinck, ‘“HIV is like a tsotsi, ARVs are your guns”: associations between HIV disclosure and adherence to antiretroviral treatment among adolescents in South Africa’, AIDS, (Vol. 29, Suppl. 1, 2015), pp S57-S65.