Hans F. Kinkel

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BACKGROUND HIV increases women's risk for high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) infection and invasive cervical cancer. South Africa has a high HIV prevalence but low cervical cancer screening coverage. Self-collection of cervical specimens and hrHPV testing, including hrHPV messenger-RNA (mRNA) testing, are methods aimed at increasing screening rates.(More)
BACKGROUND This research focused on patients' views regarding healthcare services and identified factors associated with understanding of their management plan. AIM To develop a baseline for patient-clinician collaboration and the extent to which patients felt included and understood their treatment plan. SETTING Tshwane district (South Africa) public(More)
BACKGROUND In South Africa the ever increasing demand for antiretroviral treatment (ART) runs the risk of leading to sub-optimal care in public sector ART clinics that are overburdened and under resourced. This study assessed the quality of ART services to identify service areas that require improvement. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out at(More)
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