Mr Dhee Naidoo

DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)31 242 5510
EMAIL: ynaidoo@hsrc.ac.za

Mr Dhee Naidoo is a Research Trainee in the HIV/AIDS, STI's and TB Research programme at the Human Science Research Council.

He completed his Masters in Medical Anthropology focusing on Social Science Contribution to how we understand increases in HIV incidence in the Indian community of KwaZulu-Natal. Dhee is one of very few scholars specialising in a focus on HIV/AIDS and Indian South Africans. His area of specialisation is on the intersections of gender, sexuality, HIV, TB and Health.

Recent

The perceived relevance of HIV/AIDS prevention and care programmes for reducing vulnerability to HIV: a qualitative enquiry from Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

The South African National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS and STI has intensified, comprehensive, multi-sectoral, national response to the epidemic. ....

Poverty and HIV/AIDS: impact of social grants among South African Indians in an Urban setting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

In South Africa poverty and HIV/AIDS is concentrated among blacks, particularly Africans. Social support grants mitigate amongst the deserving poor. T....

Perceptions about the acceptability and prevalence of HIV testing and factors influencing them in different communities in South Africa

HIV counselling and testing (HCT) is considered important because it is an entry point to a comprehensive continuum of care for HIV/AIDS. The South A....

Sexual orientation and disclosure: coming out narratives by young men and women in urban setting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The purpose of this study is to understanding the process and experiences of coming out among young men and women in an urban setting in KwaZulu-Natal....

Review: world economic and social survey 2009: promoting development, saving the planet

The World Economic and Social Survey 2009 is informative about the growing global climate change crisis. However, in order for us to fully understand....

The perceived relevance of HIV/AIDS prevention and care programmes for reducing vulnerability in communities

Background: The South African National Strategic Plan for HIV & AIDS and STI calls for an intensified, comprehensive, multi-sectoral, national respons....

Evaluation study of the psycho-social needs of volunteer community home-based carers

South Africa has the largest number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the world. Poverty, poor access to basic amenities and health care, limited inf....

Risk behaviour of HIV positive individuals who are aware of their serostatus: evidence from the 2012 HIV Population-based Household Survey in South Africa

HIV positive people are the main source of new infections, which occur mainly through risk behaviours with a high-risk partner. Awareness of HIV statu....

Gender power inequalities in the context of HIV/AIDS among South African Indians in an urban setting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A lot of studies on gender power dynamics in relation to HIV in South Africa focus on the high risk African Black population, and little attention has....