Women, Adolescents and Children

Healthy Moms, Healthy Families

A project aimed at increasing treatment adherence among pregnant and postpartum mothers living with HIV. The goal of this project is to develop and test a bio-behavioral intervention that capitalizes on the transition into motherhood to bolster self-care behaviors. This work is led by Dr. Jennifer Pellowski and is being conducted Cape Town, South Africa. 

Health Needs of First-Generation Adolescents Living with HIV in South Africa

Research on health needs of first generation of adolescents living with HIV in South Africa as they transition to adulthood, with a focus on social and reproductive health needs, barriers and facilitators to adherence for anti-retroviral therapy (ART), and development of interventions to promote a health-enabling environment     

Social Dynamics of Young Women’s HIV and Reproductive Risks in South Africa 

Current research within this topic examines 1) young women's reproductive decision-making and empowerment, and 2) the patterns and dynamics of unintended pregnancy and contraceptive use.  Seed funding from the Population Studies and Training Center was awarded for this project in 2017, and pilot research activities are currently underway.  

Empower-Nudge:  Dual Protection for Young Women in South Africa 

The aim of this pilot project is to test feasibility and acceptability of a lottery-based economic incentive strategy to promote dual protection (simultaneous prevention of HIV/STIs and pregnancy via the simultaneous use of condoms plus effective contraception) among young women in Cape Town, South Africa.

Reproductive Health & HIV/AIDS, MatCH Research Unit, Durban South Africa 

  • Structurally Linking HIV and Family Planning Services: A Service Integration Model
  • Peri-conception Risk and Protective Behaviors among Women and Men
  • NIMH R34, Men's Safer Conception Needs, formative research and intervention development 

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