Josephine Birungi4
Sarah Nakamanya3
4Josephine Birungi
3Sarah Nakamanya
3Jaco Homsy
3Rebecca Bunnell
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  • Jaco Homsy, Rebecca Bunnell, David Moore, Rachel King, Samuel Malamba, Rose Nakityo +3 others
  • 2009
BACKGROUND Antiretroviral therapy (ART) may influence the biological, social and behavioral determinants of pregnancy in HIV-infected women. However, there are limited longitudinal data on the reproductive intentions and outcomes among women on ART in Africa. METHODOLOGY /PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using a prospective cohort design, we analyzed trends in desire(More)
  • Lynne M Mofenson, Eunice Kennedy, George Rutherford, Gail Kennedy, Joy F Mirjahangir, Amy Sturt +20 others
  • 2011
Antiretroviral drugs for treating pregnant women and preventing HIV infection in infants: recommendations for a public health approach. – 2010 version. 1.Anti-retroviral agents-pharmacology. 2.HIV infections-therapy. 3.HIV infections-prevention and control. The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the(More)
BACKGROUND As highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) restores health, fertility and sexual activity among HIV-infected adults, understanding how ART influences reproductive desires and decisions could inform interventions to reduce sexual and vertical HIV transmission risk. METHODS We performed a qualitative sub-study among a Ugandan cohort of 1,000(More)
BACKGROUND Gender inequity is manifested in the social and economic burden women carry in relation to men. We investigate women's experiences of gender relations from childhood to adult life and how these may have led to and kept women in sex work. METHODS Participants were drawn from an ongoing epidemiological cohort study of women working in high(More)
In Uganda, men who have sex with men (MSM) are at high risk for HIV. Between May 2008 and February 2009 in Kampala, Uganda, we used respondent driven sampling (RDS) to recruit 295 MSM≥18 years who reported having had sex with another man in the preceding three months. The parent study conducted HIV and STI testing and collected demographic and HIV-related(More)
BACKGROUND Effective interventions among female sex workers require a thorough knowledge of the context of local sex industries. We explore the organisation of female sex work in a low socio-economic setting in Kampala, Uganda. METHODS We conducted a qualitative study with 101 participants selected from an epidemiological cohort of 1027 women at high risk(More)
BACKGROUND Stigma is a barrier to HIV prevention and treatment. There is a limited understanding of the types of stigma facing people living with HIV (PLHIV) on antiretroviral therapy (ART). We describe the stigma trajectories of PLHIV over a 5-year period from the time they started ART. METHODS Longitudinal qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the real-world effectiveness of ART as an HIV prevention tool among HIV serodiscordant couples in a programmatic setting in a low-income country. METHODS We enrolled individuals from HIV serodiscordant couples aged ≥18 years of age in Jinja, Uganda from June 2009 - June 2011. In one group of couples the HIV positive partner was(More)
Synaptic transmission is essential for early development of the central nervous system. However, the mechanisms that regulate early synaptic transmission in the cerebral cortex are unclear. PKMζ is a kinase essential for the maintenance of LTP. We show for the first time that inhibition of PKMζ produces a profound depression of basal synaptic transmission(More)
BACKGROUND HIV-negative members of sero-discordant couples are at high risk for HIV acquisition but few behavioral prevention interventions have been implemented in sub-Saharan Africa and discordance is not well understood by couples themselves. METHODS In this nested sub-study, we interviewed 40 HIV sero-discordant couples before and after a 6-month(More)