Mr Sean Jooste

DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)21 466 8000
EMAIL: sjooste@hsrc.ac.za

Sean Jooste is a senior researcher in the HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB research programme. He holds a Masters degree in Research Psychology from the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

Before joining the HSRC, Sean worked at the Institute for Child and Family Development at UWC, where he was a research assistant.

Sean has experience in social science research, especially in the areas of research design and methodology, and design of research instruments.

Recent

Determinants of excellent/good self-rated health among HIV positive individuals in South Africa: evidence from a 2012 nationally representative household survey

In South Africa, HIV is increasingly becoming a chronic disease as a result of advances in HIV treatment and prevention in the last three decades. Thi....

The health of educators in public schools in South Africa 2016

The provision of good quality education in public sector schools in South Africa is intrinsically linked to the health, wellbeing and productivity of ....

The 2014 stigma index survey: experiences of people with HIV

The Stigma Index measures the level of stigma and discrimination experienced by People living with HIV (PLHIV), and is a survey undertaken by nearly 5....

Rates of HIV testing and diagnosis in South Africa: successes and challenges

Background: UNAIDS aims for 90% of HIV-positive individuals to be diagnosed by 2020, but few attempts have been made in developing countries to estima....

A comparison of South African national HIV incidence estimates: a critical appraisal of different methods

The interpretation of HIV prevalence trends is increasingly difficult as antiretroviral treatment programs expand. Reliable HIV incidence estimates ar....

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....

The South African Marang men's project

To date, there is a dearth of surveillance data on the prevalence of HIV and associated risk behaviours among men who have sex with men (MSM) in South....

Sexism, intimate partner violence and risk behavior amongst men in a South African township

South Africa is known to have particularly high levels of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. This study aims to examine the association b....

South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey, 2012

The report covers the epidemiology of HIV from both social and biomedical points of view, providing us not only with statistical data on HIV prevalenc....

Adaptation of an HIV behavioural disinhibition risk reduction intervention for recently circumcised South African men

South Africa urgently needs HIV behavioural disinhibition risk reduction interventions for recently circumcised men for use in clinic and community s....

A decline in new HIV infections in South Africa: estimating HIV incidence from three national HIV surveys in 2002, 2005 and 2008

Background: Three national HIV household surveys were conducted in South Africa, in 2002, 2005 and 2008. A novelty of the 2008 survey was the additio....

South African national HIV prevalence, incidence, behaviour and communication survey, 2008: the health of our children

Understanding the general health status of children aged 18 years and below in relation to the HIV epidemic is paramount in South Africa - a country t....

Heterosexual anal intercourse among community and clinical settings in Cape Town, South Africa

Anal intercourse is an efficient mode of HIV transmission and may play a role in the heterosexual HIV epidemics of southern Africa. However, little i....

Condom failure among men receiving sexually transmissible infection clinic services, Cape Town, South Africa

Condoms offer the most realistic and available protection against sexually transmissible infections (STIs), including HIV infection. The protective b....

Social determinants of HIV in the Eastern Cape

This report was prepared for the Eastern Cape Socio Economic Consultative Council to review the Social Determinants of HIV/AIDS in the Eastern Cape w....

South African national HIV prevalence, incidence, behaviour and communication survey, 2008: a turning tide among teenagers?

South Africa's first national, household sero-prevalence survey of HIV and AIDS was conducted in 2002. A second survey was completed in 2005 and this,....

Drug use and HIV risk behaviour in three urban South African communities

The present study assesses drug usage and HIV risk using a modified version of the Drug Abuse Screening Test, Short Form (DAST-10) for substances othe....

Randomized trial of a community-based alcohol-related HIV risk-reduction intervention for men and women in Cape Town South Africa

BACKGROUND: HIV is devastating southern Africa and alcohol use is closely related to HIV transmission risks. PURPOSE: The current study tested the eff....

Perceived HIV/AIDS prevalence, burden, and risk, Cape Town, South Africa

This article examines perceived HIV prevalence and disease burden in high-risk adults in Cape Town, South Africa. A convenience sample of 793 males a....

Sensation seeking and alcohol use predict HIV transmission risks: prospective study of sexually transmitted infection clinic patients, Cape Town, South Africa

Alcohol is related to HIV risk behaviors in southern Africa and these behaviors are correlated with sensation seeking personality and alcohol outcome ....

Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices related to HIV/AIDS among employees in the legal services industry in South Africa

Background: The main aim of the present study was to describe the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices related to HIV/AIDS among employees in t....

Alcohol expectancies and risky drinking among men and women at high-risk for HIV infection in Cape Town, South Africa

Objectives: This study examined the differential patterns of alcohol outcome expectancies in relation to drinking before sex and having sex partners w....

Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices related to HIV/AIDS among employees in the private security industry in South Africa

The aim of the study was to critically assess HIV/AIDS related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices among employees in the private security ind....

HIV/AIDS risks among men and women who drink at informal alcohol serving establishments (shebeens) in Cape Town, South Africa

HIV/AIDS is devastating southern Africa and the spread of HIV is fueled in some populations by alcohol use. Alcohol serving establishments, such as i....

The impact of and responses to HIV/AIDS in the private security and legal services industry in South Africa

The generalised nature of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa means that it impacts unevenly on businesses. Companies respond in varied ways, and wi....

Frequency, quantity, and contextual use of alcohol among sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa

Alcohol use is prevalent in South Africa and alcohol use may be associated with higher risk for HIV transmission. This article reports a study of the ....

Alcohol use in three different inner cities in South Africa: AUDIT-C and CAGE

The aim of this study was to describe the frequency of risky drinking among a general urban population survey in South Africa with the help of Alcohol....

Alcohol expectations and risky drinking among men and women at high-risk for HIV infection in Cape Town, South Africa

This study examined the differential patterns of alcohol outcome expectancies in relation to drinking before sex and having sex partners who drink bef....

HIV/AIDS risk reduction counseling for alcohol using sexually transmitted infections clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa

HIV is ravaging southern Africa, and HIV transmission risk behaviors are facilitated by alcohol use in sexual contexts. There are no known interventi....

Sensation seeking, alcohol use, and sexual behaviours among sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa

Alcohol use is associated with risks for HIV/AIDS. The association between alcohol and sexual risk may be accounted for by sensation seeking personal....

Coital bleeding and HIV risks among men and women in Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa has one of the world's fastest growing HIV epidemics. Genital bleeding during sexual intercourse may play a role in facilitating HIV tra....

Alcohol use and sexual risks for HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review of empirical findings

Alcohol consumption is associated with risks for sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV/AIDS. In this paper, we systematically review t....

Associations of poverty, substance use, and HIV transmission risk behaviors in three South African communities

The majority of the world's HIV infections occur in communities ravished by poverty. Although HIV/AIDS and poverty are inextricably linked, there are ....

Generalizing a model of health behaviour change and AIDS stigma for use with sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa

We tested the Information/Motivation/Behavioural Skills (IMB) model of AIDS preventive behaviour in South Africa. Prospective path analyses were perfo....

HIV/AIDS risks among South African men who report sexually assaulting women

To examine HIV risks among South African men who report having been sexually assaultive. METHODS: Men (N = 412) in Cape Town completed anonymous surve....

A census report of orphaned and vulnerable children in two South African communities

In 2002, the Human Sciences Research Council was commissioned by the WK Kellogg Foundation to develop and implement a five-year intervention project f....

South African national HIV prevalence, HIV incidence, behaviour and communication survey, 2005

The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) commissioned the first national, household sero-prevalence survey of HIV/AIDS in 2002. That study had significant ....

Orphans and vulnerable children in distress

More than one third of children in two rural townships are missing at least one parent - often the breadwinner. The authors present their findings wi....

Poverty-related stressors and HIV/AIDS transmission risks in two South African communities

Community stress associated with poverty is related to health risk sand poor health outcomes. Perceived community stress is specifically related to H....

Risk factors for HIV-AIDS among youth in Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa is in the midst of a devastating HIV-AIDS epidemic and most new HIV infections occur among young adults and adolescents. The current stud....

Theory-based HIV risk reduction counseling for sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa has the world's fastest growing AIDS epidemic. There is an urgent need for effective HIV risk reduction interventions in South Africa. OB....

New insights into HIV epidemic in South Africa: key findings from the National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey, 2012

This article presents key findings from the 2012 HIV prevalence, incidence and behaviour survey conducted in South Africa and explores trends in the H....

Trends in HIV testing and associated factors among men in South Africa: evidence from 2005, 2008 and 2012 national population-based household surveys

In Sub-Saharan African countries, including South Africa, uptake of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing among men remains a major challenge. Fe....