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Volume 17 Supplement 3

Urban Health at the Edge: A Series on Reproductive Health and HIV in Inner-City Johannesburg


Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Matthew F Chersich, Fiona Scorgie, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe and Stanley Luchters.

  1. The sexual and reproductive health (SRH) status of female sex workers is influenced by a wide range of demographic, behavioural and structural factors. These factors vary considerably across and even within se...

    Authors: Mariette Slabbert, Francois Venter, Cynthia Gay, Corine Roelofsen, Samanta Lalla-Edward and Helen Rees
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 3):442
  2. Antenatal care (ANC) clinics serve as key gateways to screening and treatment interventions that improve pregnancy outcomes, and are especially important for HIV-infected women. By disaggregating data on acces...

    Authors: Siphamandla Gumede, Vivian Black, Nicolette Naidoo and Matthew F. Chersich
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 3):443
  3. Polyvictimisation (PV) – exposure to violence across multiple contexts – causes considerable morbidity and mortality among adolescents. Despite high levels of violence in urban disadvantaged settings, gender d...

    Authors: Mphatso Kamndaya, Pedro T. Pisa, Matthew F. Chersich, Michele R. Decker, Adesola Olumide, Rajib Acharya, Yan Cheng, Heena Brahmbhatt and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 3):525
  4. For adolescents growing up in poor urban South African settings, violence is often a part of daily life and has lasting effects on physical and mental health outcomes in adulthood. We conducted a qualitative s...

    Authors: Fiona Scorgie, Deborah Baron, Jonathan Stadler, Emilie Venables, Heena Brahmbhatt, Kristin Mmari and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 3):441
  5. Alcohol misuse is a key factor underlying the remarkable vulnerability to HIV infection among men and women in sub-Saharan Africa, especially within urban settings. Its effects, however, vary by type of drinki...

    Authors: Braimoh Bello, Harry Moultrie, Aleefia Somji, Matthew F. Chersich, Charlotte Watts and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 3):548
  6. Unmanaged urban growth in southern and eastern Africa has led to a growth of informal housing in cities, which are home to poor, marginalised populations, and associated with the highest HIV prevalence in urba...

    Authors: Fiona Scorgie, Jo Vearey, Monique Oliff, Jonathan Stadler, Emilie Venables, Matthew F. Chersich and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 3):482
  7. Johannesburg is home to a diverse migrant population and a range of urban health challenges. Locally informed and implemented responses to migration and health that are sensitive to the particular needs of div...

    Authors: Jo Vearey, Kirsten Thomson, Theresa Sommers and Courtenay Sprague
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 3):427
  8. Screening for renal, hepatic and haematological disorders complicates the initiation of current first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART). Each additional test done adds substantial costs, both through direct la...

    Authors: Willem D. F. Venter, Mohammed Majam, Godspower Akpomiemie, Natasha Arulappan, Michelle Moorhouse, Nonkululeko Mashabane and Matthew F. Chersich
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 3):445
  9. Persistent high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection is associated with the development of anogenital cancers, particularly in men living with HIV (MLWH). We describe the prevalence of anogenital HPV i...

    Authors: Admire Chikandiwa, Lucy Chimoyi, Pedro T Pisa, Matthew F Chersich, Etienne E Muller, Pamela Michelow, Philippe Mayaud and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 3):425
  10. Developing an effective HIV vaccine is the overriding priority for HIV prevention research. Enrolling and maintaining cohorts of men into HIV vaccine efficacy trials is a necessary prerequisite for the develop...

    Authors: Lucy Chimoyi, Mphatso Kamndaya, Emilie Venables, Nina von Knorring, Jonathan Stadler, Catherine MacPhail, Matthew F. Chersich, Helen Rees and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 3):524

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