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Incorporating oral PrEP into standard prevention services for South African women: a nested interrupted time-series study.

Deborah Donnell, Ivana Beesham, Julia D Welch, Renee Heffron, Melanie Pleaner, Lara Kidoguchi, Thesla Palanee-Phillips, Khatija Ahmed, Deborah Baron, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Cheryl Louw, Timothy D Mastro, Jennifer Smit, Joanne R Batting, Mookho Malahleha, Veronique C Bailey, Mags Beksinska, Helen Rees, Jared M Baeten, ,

<h4>Background</h4>As oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) becomes the standard of prevention globally, its potential effect on HIV incidence in clinical trials of new prevention interventions is unknown, particularly for trials among women. In a trial measuring HIV incidence in African women, oral PrEP was incorporated into the standard of prevention in ... Read more >>

Lancet HIV (The lancet. HIV)
[2021, 8(8):e495-e501]

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Effects of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, Copper Intrauterine Devices, and Levonorgestrel Implants on Early HIV Disease Progression.

Charles S Morrison, G Justus Hofmeyr, Katherine K Thomas, Helen Rees, Neena Philip, Thesla Palanee-Phillips, Kavita Nanda, Gonasagrie Nair, Maricianah Onono, Timothy D Mastro, Maggie Lind, Renee Heffron, Vinodh Edward, Jen Deese, Mags Beksinska, Ivana Beesham, Jeffrey S A Stringer, Jared M Baeten, Khatija Ahmed, ,

Limited data exist on the effects of contraceptives on HIV disease progression. We studied the association between intramuscular injectable depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-IM), the copper intrauterine device (IUD), and the levonorgestrel (LNG) implant on markers of HIV disease progression at the time of HIV detection and 3 months postdetection and ... Read more >>

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses (AIDS research and human retroviruses)
[2020, 36(8):632-640]

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Closing the Gap: Ensuring Access to and Quality of Contraceptive Implant Removal Services is Essential to Rights-based Contraceptive Care.

Rebecca Howett, Alida M Gertz, Tiroyaone Kgaswanyane, Gregory Petro, Lesego Mokganya, Sifelani Malima, Tshego Maotwe, Melanie Pleaner, Chelsea Morroni,

The use of the subdermal contraceptive implant is increasing globally, and particularly so in lower- and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa. For initiation or discontinuation of the implant, users need to have access to services for insertion and removal by healthcare providers. Providing access to safe and effective contraceptive implant ... Read more >>

Afr J Reprod Health (African journal of reproductive health)
[2019, 23(4):19-26]

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Doing more for less: identifying opportunities to expand public sector access to safe abortion in South Africa through budget impact analysis.

Naomi Lince-Deroche, Jane Harries, Deborah Constant, Chelsea Morroni, Melanie Pleaner, Tamara Fetters, Daniel Grossman, Kelly Blanchard, Edina Sinanovic,

<h4>Objective(s)</h4>To estimate the costs of public-sector abortion provision in South Africa and to explore the potential for expanding access at reduced cost by changing the mix of technologies used.<h4>Study design</h4>We conducted a budget impact analysis using public sector abortion statistics and published cost data. We estimated the total costs to ... Read more >>

Contraception (Contraception)
[2018, 97(2):167-176]

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An Analysis of Adolescent Content in South Africa's Contraception Policy Using a Human Rights Framework.

Andrea J Hoopes, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Petrus Steyn, Tlangelani Shilubane, Melanie Pleaner,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To evaluate whether the updated South African national contraception policy and guidelines adequately address the needs of adolescents.<h4>Methods</h4>We used the World Health Organization (WHO) guidance and recommendations on ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services as an analytic framework. We assessed the South African policy in ... Read more >>

J Adolesc Health (The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine)
[2015, 57(6):617-623]

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