Publications and Manuals

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This manual draws on the experience of the Anova Health Institute’s Health4Men project that provides sexual health services for men who have sex with men (MSM) in South Africa. The manual is a resource to assist healthcare workers to provide appropriate and accessible psychosocial and medical care for MSM. The Health4Men project was initiated in […]
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The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society published its first set of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) guidelines in June 2012 for men who have sex with men (MSM) who are at risk of HIV infection. The Society’s updated PrEP guidelines can be found on their website here. With the flurry of data that has been generated in […]
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Anova’s Dr Moyahabo Mabitsi shares her insight on the implementation of NIMART training that has led to an increase in access to HIV treatment in Johannesburg since more PHC facilities are providing HIV treatment services. “In our experiences, the biggest success in implementation was based on training followed by facility-based clinical mentorship, continuous medical education and […]
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Adolescents are expected to negotiate increasingly difficult situations as they mature. This includes discovering and expressing their sexuality. Without the correct advice and care these young adults may take decisions that put their sexual health at risk. In the South African context, where HIV prevalence is exceptionally high, effective counselling for teenagers is especially important. […]
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Remco Peters, a clinical programme specialist at Anova Health Institute, presented findings from a cohort study on tuberculosis (TB) testing at the TB conference held in Durban last week. The study was conducted at 5 primary healthcare (PHC) facilities in Mopani District, comparing clinic versus remote laboratory basedXpert® MTB/RIF for diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) in […]
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Anova’s Remco Peters, a clinical programme specialist, together with Erik Schaftenaar, a PhD student doing research with Anova, recently conducted a study on seroprevalence of Human Herpesviruses (HHVs) in Rural South Africa. The study in Mopani District (a rural area in Limpopo) found high seroprevalence of HHVs in HIV-infected people attending primary healthcare facilities in […]
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Last year Anova has seen a reshaping of priorities and a renewed focus on sustainable support of the SA government’s leadership on HIV and AIDS. We have seen huge strides in health systems strengthening activities, including increased effort in clinical mentorship and effective data collection. It has been a productive and innovative year. Read more […]
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Two accepted publications about the work done on side-effects in HIV-infected children on antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Mopani were recently published. You can access the study done on lactate levels here, and the neuropathy manuscript. To read the full study you need to subscribe to the relevant journals. In one recent case study conducted by […]
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Dr Andrew Tucker from Anova spoke at the SAfAIDS tweetable dialogue on April 3 forming part of their rock leadership programme, which seeks to promote access to integrated SRH and HIV services for key populations in East and Southern Africa. Dr Kevin Rebe from Health4Men was also involved in putting the presentation together. Dr Tucker’s […]
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