Dr Allanise Cloete

DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
TELEPHONE: 021 466 7928
EMAIL: acloete@hsrc.ac.za

Allanise Cloete is a PhD research trainee in the HIV/AIDS, STI and TB research programme. She is currently pursuing her doctoral work on the links between the cultural performance of local same sex cultures in the carnival/local popular culture and the everyday performance of indentifying as gay. She holds a Bachelor of arts at the University of Stellenbosch (2000), Honours in Anthropology/Sociology at the University of the Western Cape (2001), and a Master's in Anthropology/Sociology from the University of the Western Cape (2005). In 2002, Ms Cloete attended the Executive Masters Course on Culture, Care, Chronic Illness and Disability in the Amsterdam Masters in Medical Anthropology (AMMA) programme at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Before joining the HSRC in March 2004, she was a social science foundation course tutor (2001-2003), project coordinator of a SANPAD funded research project (2003) and student assistant at the Office for Student Development at the University of the Western Cape (2003).

In 2008 Ms Cloete received the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Research Excellence Award for Research Trainees. In 2002 she received a bursary from the National Research Foundation (NRF) and a scholarship from SANPAD based on academic excellence. She has also obtained recognition for her academic excellence by being invited to join the University of the Western Cape chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society in 2002 and is also a SANPAD research fellow (2005).

Her areas of research interest include: African same sex sexualities and transmission of HIV/AIDS, gender and sexualities, HIV risk reduction intervention research and the social and cultural aspects of HIV/AIDS transmission.

Recent

THE INTEGRATED BIO-BEHAVIORAL SURVEILLANCE SURVEY (ROUND 2) FOR KEY POPULATIONS IN LESOTHO

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HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) services for Trans Women in Small Town South Africa

Objectives of the study a. To establish partnerships and linkages with trans women living in the Matzikama local municipality in the Western Cape prov....

Provision of Technical assistance for the development of methodology and testing of tools for the profiling of HIV drivers in identified hotspots

Objective of the assignment Develop methods and tools to profile drivers of HIV in predefined hotspots in selected districts Provide maps of HIV dri....

Programmatic mapping and size estimation of key populations

Men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, sex workers (SWs), injecting drug users (IDUs), prisoners and migrant populations are collectivel....

WRHI The people living with HIV stigma index

The survey seeks to measure the level of stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV, and to explore how this information could be....

HIV Prevention Services, Capacity Building Assistance And Evaluation Activities For High-Risk, Underserved Populations In The RSA Under PEPFAR

In South Africa given the generalized nature of the HIV epidemic, prevention, treatment, care and counselling services are not well suited for key pop....

Surveillance of HIV and Risk Behavious among MSM (CDC Additional Funds)

There is a lack of up-to-date research and surveillance data on the prevalence of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in South Africa collected ....