Ms Gladys Matseke

DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)12 302 2664
EMAIL: gmatseke@hsrc.ac.za

Gladys Matseke, MPH, is a Senior Researcher/PHD research trainee in the HIV/AIDS, STIS and TB Unit (HAST) of the Human Science Research Council. She holds a Master of Public Health degree obtained from the University of Pretoria in 2011.

She has been involved in research work with the HSRC since August 2006. Her areas of research interest include behavioural interventions for health promotion, especially for HIV prevention and risk reduction. Her other area of interest is public health. She has participated as a co-author on various publications and abstracts presented at national and international conferences.

Recent

The achilles

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS proposed to reduce the vertical transmission of HIV from 72,200 to 8300 newly infected children by ....

A qualitative exploration of the meaning and understanding of male partner involvement among men in pre- and post-natal care: a study at health care clinics, Mpumalanga province, South Africa

Male partner involvement (MPI) in the implementation of PMTCT programmes has recently been highlighted as a key aspect that can lead to improved healt....

PMTCT implementation in rural community health centres in Mpumalanga province, South Africa: final report

As part of a global plan, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) implemented a plan to reduce the prevalence of vertical transmis....

Sexual violence and associated factors among female youths in South Africa

The study aims to investigate factors associated with sexual violence among South African female youths (18-24 years) in a cross-sectional household s....

The people: living with HIV stigma index: South Africa 2014: summary report

SANAC has acknowledged that stigma and discrimination of PLHIV needs to be addressed. SANAC noted that although there has been tremendous progress mad....

Covariates of condom use in South Africa: findings from a national population-based survey in 2008

Condom use has increased significantly over the past decade among all adult age groups in South Africa, and it is widely believed to have played a maj....

Implementing comprehensive prevention of mother-to-child transmission and HIV prevention for South African couples: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

In rural South Africa, only two-thirds of HIV-positive pregnant women seeking antenatal care at community health centers took full advantage of 'preve....

Perceptions and acceptability of male circumcision in South Africa

The aim of this study was to determine the perceptions and acceptability of male circumcision among the young, as well as older men and women in South....

Perceptions of sugar mommy practices in South Africa

The study sought to explore sugar mommy practices regarding their occurrence, acceptability as well as perceived reasons why older women and younger m....

Tuberculosis and co-existing common mental and substance-use disorders: a case for including mental healthcare and substance-use prevention as part of the tuberculosis treatment package in high-burden provinces

South Africa has 0.7% of the world's population and 28% of the world's population of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) co-....

Secondary trauma and job burnout and associated factors among HIV lay counsellors in Nkangala district, South Africa

Nurses have been found to experience higher levels of stress-related burnout compared to other health care professionals. Despite studies showing that....

Determinants of HIV testing among young people aged 18-24 years in South Africa

Background: Although recent estimates of the HIV/AIDS burden in South Africa show the particular vulnerability of youth to HIV, HIV testing and its ....

Predictors of tuberculosis (TB) and antiretroviral (ARV) medication non-adherence in public primary care patients in South Africa: a cross sectional study

Despite the downward trend in the absolute number of tuberculosis (TB) cases since 2006 and the fall in the incidence rates since 2001, the burden of ....

Screening and brief intervention for intimate partner violence among antenatal care attendees at primary healthcare clinics in Mpumalanga province, South Africa

It has been found that pregnant women experience a higher rate of intimate partner violence (IPV) than women who are not pregnant. This paper present....

Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE), Wave 1: South Africa National Report

The Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) is part of a Longitudinal Survey Programme in WHO's Multi-Country Studies unit. The main SAGE surve....

Correlates of condom use among male and female aged 18-24 years in South Africa

Condom use is one of the effective means of HIV prevention among sexually active people. Even though HIV incidence has slightly decreased among the yo....

Data resource profile: the World Health Organization study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)

Population ageing is rapidly becoming a global issue and will have a major impact on health policies and programmes. The World Health Organization's S....

Prevalence of post-traumatic stress symptoms and associated factors in tuberculosis (TB), TB retreatment and/or TB-HIV co-infected primary public health-care patients in three districts in South Africa

High rates of tuberculosis (TB) and TB/HIV co-infection is often linked with mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sympto....

Inconsistent condom use among public primary care patients with tuberculosis in South Africa

The high rate of HIV infections among tuberculosis (TB) patients in South Africa calls for urgent HIV reduction interventions in this subpopulation. ....

Prevalence of psychological distress and associated factors in tuberculosis patients in public primary case clinics in South Africa

Psychological distress has been rarely investigated among tuberculosis patients in low resource settings despite the fact that mental ill health has f....

Quality of life among tuberculosis (TB), TB retreatment and/or TB-HIV co-infected primary public health care patients in three districts in South Africa

TB and HIV co-morbidity amount to a massive burden on healthcare systems in many countries. This study investigates health related quality of life amo....

Hazardous and harmful alcohol use and associated factors in tuberculosis public primary care patients in South Africa

The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of hazardous and harmful alcohol use and associated factors among patients with tuberculosis in Sou....

Study of global ageing and adult health (SAGE): South Africa 2007-2008: executive summary

The phenomenon of population ageing has become more significant in South African society during recent decades, with the cohort aged 50 years or older....

Prevalence of alcohol use and associated factors in pregnant antenatal care attendees in Mpumalanga, South Africa

We sought to identify the prevalence of alcohol use and associated factors among pregnant women who were patients at antenatal primary care clinics in....

Report on PMTCT comprehensive community intervention package including male involvement, infant follow-up, peer support, partner violence and infant feeding in Nkangala district, Mpumalanga province

With around 2.7 million people becoming infected with HIV in 2010, there are now an estimated 34 million people around the world who are living with H....

Psychological distress and associated factors among a sample of pregnant women in South Africa

We sought to identify the prevalence of psychological distress and associated factors among pregnant women who were patients at antenatal primary care....

Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use among patients with active tuberculosis attending primary care clinics in South Africa: a cluster randomized controlled trial protocol

In 2008 the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that South Africa had the highest tuberculosis (TB) incidence in the world. This high incidence r....

Implementing a rural programme of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Nkangala, South Africa: a baseline evaluation

HIV related health problems have robbed about 2 million lives. About 1.9 million of the 2.7 million new infections that have documented occurred in su....

Epidemiology of drug abuse treatment in South Africa

Background. The aim of the study was to explore the epidemiology of drug abuse treatment in South Africa. Methods. Treatment demand statistics were a....

Lay counsellor-based risk reduction intervention with HIV positive diagnosed patients at public HIV counselling and testing sites in Mpumalanga, South Africa*

Objective: To evaluate the feasibility, fidelity, and effect of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk reduction intervention delivered to HIV-infe....

Lay counsellor-based risk reduction intervention with HIV negative diagnosed patients at HIV counselling and testing sites in a rural South African setting

The study evaluated the feasibility, fidelity, and effectiveness of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention intervention delivered to HIV-uni....

Determinants of knowledge of HIV status in South Africa: results from a population-based HIV survey

Background: Over 30% of women and men in the South African national HIV household of 2005 indicated that they had previously been tested for HIV (of w....

Review of HIV counselling and testing studies in South Africa

Several authors have emphasised the importance of the quality of counselling (to client-centered counselling standards) (Holtgrave & McGuire, 2007), i....

Evaluation of alcohol screening and brief intervention in routine practice of primary care nurses in Vhembe district, South Africa

The aim of this article is to assess the implementation of the Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) strategy as part of a routine practice o....

Intimate partner violence among HIV positive pregnant women in South Africa

The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and associated factors among pregnant HIV-infected women in pr....

Clients' perceptions and satisfaction with HIV counselling and testing: a cross-sectional study in 56 HCT sites in South Africa

Client satisfaction serves as a predictor for acceptance of HIV counselling and testing (HCT) services. Therefore, the study of clients' perception an....