Dominic Bukenya

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Long-term, monogamous, relationships are often portrayed as protective in HIV prevention campaigns. Focusing on marriage in a community in south west Uganda, we examine why and how people enter long term relationships, what their expectations are and what factors sustain those relationships. Qualitative data were collected using in-depth interviews with 50(More)
Resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to available antimalarial drugs is now thought to be spreading progressively throughout sub-Sahara Africa. In this study we measured the susceptibility of P. falciparum to chloroquine and pyrimethamine-sulfadoxine in vivo in Rwandan patients living in Kibumba refugee camp in Goma, Zaire. Of the 39 cases treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Research has shown that health system utilization is low for chronic diseases (CDs) other than HIV. We describe the knowledge and perceptions of CDs identified from rural and urban communities in north-west Tanzania and southern Uganda. METHODS Data were collected through a quantitative population survey, a quantitative health facility survey(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the bodily and relational experience of taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) and the subsequent effect on retention in HIV care in six sub-Saharan African countries. METHODS In-depth interviews were conducted with 130 people living with HIV (PLHIV) who had initiated ART, 38 PLHIV who were lost to follow-up and 53 healthcare workers(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore barriers and facilitators to accessing postdiagnosis HIV care in five sub-Saharan African countries. METHODS In-depth interviews were conducted with 77 people living with HIV (PLHIV) in pre-antiretroviral therapy care or not-yet-in care and 46 healthcare workers. Participants were purposely selected from health and demographic(More)
Changes in agriculture and rural livelihoods in Africa are often attributed to the HIV epidemic. While acknowledging that the epidemic has devastated many families and communities because of excess morbidity and mortality, this review explores other causes of change in agriculture practices and production in southern Uganda. Over the past 20 years labour(More)
OBJECTIVES There are concerns that medical pluralism may delay patients' progression through the HIV cascade-of-care. However, the pathways of impact through which medical pluralism influence the care of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in African settings remain unclear. We sought to establish the manifestation of medical pluralism among PLHIV, and explore(More)
OBJECTIVES Stigma remains pervasive for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in sub-Saharan Africa, undermining care engagement. Using everyday, biographical and epochal temporalities, we explored the manifestation of stigma at different stages of the HIV care continuum in seven health and demographic surveillance sites in Eastern and Southern Africa. METHODS(More)
TUAB0105LB Figure 1. Cumulative incidence of switch at 3 years of ART by age at start of ART, initial regimen and monitoring strategy by region. 21st International AIDS Conference Abstract Supplement Journal of the International AIDS Society 2016, 19 (Suppl 5) |(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore what influences on engagement with Option B+ in four sub-Saharan African settings. METHODS In-depth interviews were conducted in 2015, with 22 HIV-positive women who had been pregnant since Option B+ was available, and 15 healthcare workers (HCWs) involved in HIV service delivery. Participants were purposely selected from four health(More)