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Research Studies


Principal Investigators
Research Partners
Researches Involved
  • Methodological approach: Mixed methodology involving; quantitative survey and Focus Group Discussions with young people.

    Key Findings: Analysis underway

    Outputs/Outcomes: 1. KAP among young people. 2. Impact of CBCT intervention

    Related resources: Analysis underway

    Timeline: May 2020-December 2020
    Research Partners: GFA Consulting, NDoH
    Locations: Nkangala District Municipality -Mpumalanga, OR Tambo District Municipality - Eastern Cape, Chris Hani District Municipality - Eastern Cape, Sara Bartmaan District Municipality -Eastern Cape, Nelson Mandela District Municipality - Eastern Cape
  • Methodological approach: Mixed methodology involving; Bio-behavioural survey with cross-sectional questionnaire, in-depth interviews with security staff and inmates and FGDs with health care workers, Biological sample collection.

    Key Findings: HIV, Hepatitis B and C  prevalence higher than in general population Risk factors include:

    Outputs/Outcomes: N/A 

    Related resources: Summary sheet submitted to CDC.

    Timeline: March 2019- December 2019
    Research Partners: NICD
    Locations: Kgosi Mampuru correctional facility, Polokwane correctional facility
  • Methodological approach: Mixed methodology involving; Cross-sectional data collection and in-depth interviews with health care workers and sample collection.

    Key Findings: Sensitivity and specificity of PSC was high in field settings. There was a quantitative viral load agreement between plasma collected using PSC and EDTA. It was mostly preferred for use in infants and young children.

    Outputs/Outcomes: N/A 

    Related resources: Summary sheet submitted to CDC.

    Timeline: April 2019-September 2019
    Research Partners: NHLS
    Locations: Bojanala, Ekurhuleni
  • Methodological approach: Mixed methodology involving; Case-control Qualitative interviews (In-depth interviews with mineworkers and Focus group discussions with community members).

    Key Findings: N/A

    Outputs/Outcomes: Risk factors for HIV infection in mineworkers.

    Related resources: N/A

    Timeline: Jan 2019-September 2021
    Research Partners: LSTHM
    Locations: Amandelbult Platinum Mine - Limpopo, Kolomela Iron Ore Mine - Northern Cape, Zibulo Colliery - Mpumalanga
  • Methodological approach: Mixed methodologies involving; Cohort following HIV positive inmates for 12 months after ART initiation Virtual cross-sectional survey In-depth Interviews Costing

    Key Findings: UTT is feasible in correctional settings. ART initiation was high. Frequent transfers and releases disrupt retention in care.

    Outputs/Outcomes: N/A 

    Related resources:



    Timeline: June 2016-March 2018
    Research Partners: Centre for infectious disease research in Zambia (CIDRZ), TB/HIV Care Cape Town
    Locations: South Africa (Johannesburg, Brandvlei and Worcester correctional facilities), Zambia (Lusaka Central)