Prof Sibusiso Sifunda

DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)12 302 2808
EMAIL: ssifunda@hsrc.ac.za
Recent

Prevalence and factors associated with fixed-dose combination antiretroviral drugs adherence among HIV-positive pregnant women on option B treatment in Mpumalanga province, South Africa

The possibility for all babies to be born and remain HIV-negative for the first year of life is achievable in South Africa. HIV-positive mothers??? ad....

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....

HIV knowledge, attitudes and behaviours: the situation at technical, vocational education and training (TVET) colleges

The HSRC 2012 population-based survey of national HIV prevalence, incidence and behaviour reported that there were approximately 469 000 new HIV infe....

The application of intervention mapping in developing STI/HIV health education program for traditionally circumcised men in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa

This paper describes the application of the IM in the development of an STI/HIV health education program, which can be integrated into the ITMC practi....

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....

HIV and AIDS related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of students and staff at South African technical and vocational education and training colleges in South Africa, 2014

The first-ever study on HIV and AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of students and staff at South Africa's technical and vocational educ....

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....

The association between ethnic identity and condom use among young men in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa

This article reports on the association between ethnic identity and condom use among Black African men in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape Province....

HIV voluntary counselling and testing among recently initiated and traditionally circumsised men in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

HIV voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) is a cornerstone of the national strategic plan for HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support in South Africa. ....

Umthente Uhlaba Usamila: the 3rd South African National Youth Risk Behaviour Survey 2011

The objectives of the studies is to provide provincially and nationally representative data, inform intervention development, inform policy developmen....

Efficacy of SISTA South Africa on sexual behavior and relationship control among isiXhosa women in South Africa: results of a randomized-controlled trial

Background: The HIV epidemic has a devastating impact among South African women. The current study evaluated the efficacy of SISTA South Africa, a cu....

A decade of tobacco control: the South African case of politics, health policy, health promotion and behaviour change

The South African (SA) government has implemented comprehensive tobacco control measures in line with the requirements of the Framework Convention on....

Recruiting and educating participants for enrollment in HIV-vaccine research: ethical implications of the results of an empirical investigation

The study reports on the results of an empirical investigation of the education and recruitment processes used in HIV vaccine trials conducted in Sout....

HIV risk perception and behavior among medically and traditionally circumcised males in South Africa

In South Africa, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) has recently been implemented as a strategy for reducing the risk of heterosexual HIV acqu....

The psychosocial determinants of the intention to avoid sexual engagement when intoxicated among young men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A cross sectional study was conducted among 350 sexually active, mainly unemployed men between the ages of 18 and 35 in KwaZulu-Natal. This study exam....

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) implementation in rural community health centres in Mpumalanga province, South Africa

This study explores organisational and individual provider influences on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) implementation at 12 commu....

Understanding the psychosocial correlates of the intention to use condoms among young men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

South Africa leads the world with the number of people infected with HIV. Even with all attempts that have been made to curb HIV, it is still evident ....

Self-report and dry blood spot measurement of antiretroviral medications as markers of adherence in pregnant women in rural South Africa

Antiretroviral (ARV) adherence is essential to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. This study compared self-reported adherence versus ARV det....