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Substance use and its effect on antiretroviral treatment adherence among male fisherfolk living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda

. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Katelyn M. Sileo, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Elizabeth Reed, Jamila K. Stockman, Susan M. Kiene. Data curation: Katelyn M. Sileo, Williams Kizito, Rhoda K. Wanyenze ... , Harriet Chemusto, Susan M. Kiene. Formal analysis: Katelyn M. Sileo, Susan M. Kiene. Funding acquisition: Katelyn M. Sileo. Investigation: Katelyn M. Sileo, Williams Kizito, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Susan M

High report of miscarriage among women living with HIV who want to conceive in Uganda

ObjectiveData on early miscarriage incidence is limited due to various social and methodological barriers. We report on 24-month pregnancy outcomes of 299 female Ugandan HIV clients in committed relationships with an intention to conceive. Miscarriage data are reported as auxiliary findings to a larger study (5R01HD072633).Results127 (42%) participants reported a pregnancy during...

Factors associated with adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV infected children in Kabale district, Uganda: a cross sectional study

ObjectivesThis study was set out to assess the level of adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and its determinants among children receiving HIV treatment in Kabale district, south western Uganda, in order to inform interventions for improving pediatric ART adherence.ResultsOverall, 79% (121/153) of the children did not miss ART doses over the 7 days. Caregiver forgetfulness...

Factors Influencing Compliance and Health Seeking Behaviour for Hypertension in Mukono and Buikwe in Uganda: A Qualitative Study

manuscript writing. Rhoda K. Wanyenze contributed to interpretation of results, manuscript writing, and critical review of the manuscript. Hilde Bastiaens contributed to conceptualisation, development of study

Cholera outbreak caused by drinking contaminated water from a lakeshore water-collection site, Kasese District, south-western Uganda, June-July 2015

Bwire, Peter Kalyebi, AlexArio Riolexus, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Fredrick Makumbi, Shaban Mugerwa, Joshua Musinguzi, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Bao-Ping Zhu. Data curation: Gerald Pande, Benon Kwesiga, Godfrey ... Kwesiga, Bao-Ping Zhu. Project administration: Gerald Pande. Supervision: AlexArio Riolexus, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Fredrick Makumbi, Shaban Mugerwa, Joshua Musinguzi, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Bao-Ping Zhu

Stigma gets in my way: Factors affecting client-provider communication regarding childbearing among people living with HIV in Uganda

Contributions Conceptualization: Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Kathy Goggin, Sarah Finocchario-Kessler, Deborah Mindry, Glenn J. Wagner. Formal analysis: Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Rhoda K. Wanyenze ... , Kathy Goggin, Sarah Finocchario-Kessler, Glenn J. Wagner. Funding acquisition: Glenn J. Wagner. Investigation: Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Glenn J. Wagner. Methodology: Jolly Beyeza

Capacity of Health Facilities to Manage Hypertension in Mukono and Buikwe Districts in Uganda: Challenges and Recommendations

Background The burden of chronic diseases is increasing in both low- and middle-income countries. However, healthcare systems in low-income countries are inadequately equipped to deal with the growing disease burden, which requires chronic care for patients. The aim of this study was to assess the capacity of health facilities to manage hypertension in two districts in Uganda...

“If You Tell People That You Had Sex with a Fellow Man, It Is Hard to Be Helped and Treated”: Barriers and Opportunities for Increasing Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Uganda

Background Despite the high HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in sub-Saharan Africa, little is known about their access to HIV services. This study assessed barriers and opportunities for expanding access to HIV services among MSM in Uganda. Methods In October-December 2013, a cross-sectional qualitative study was conducted in 12 districts of Uganda. Semi...

Fertility desires and unmet need for family planning among HIV infected individuals in two HIV clinics with differing models of family planning service delivery

Background Eliminating family planning (FP) unmet need among HIV-infected individuals (PLHIV) is critical to elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission. We assessed FP unmet need among PLHIV attending two clinics with differing models of FP services. Nsambya Home Care provided only FP information while Mulago HIV clinic provided information and contraceptives onsite. Methods...

Strengthening district-based health reporting through the district health management information software system: the Ugandan experience

Vincent Micheal Kiberu 0 Joseph KB Matovu 0 Fredrick Makumbi Carol Kyozira Eddie Mukooyo Rhoda K Wanyenze 0 Makerere University School of Public Health-U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and

Health-related quality of life in epilepsy patients receiving anti-epileptic drugs at National Referral Hospitals in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Background Epilepsy is a devastating disorder that impacts on patients’ quality of life, irrespective of use of anti epileptic drugs (AEDs). This study estimates the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its associated predictors among epilepsy patients receiving AEDs. Methods A total of 175 epilepsy patients already receiving AED for at least 3 months were randomly selected...

Hypertension awareness, treatment and control in Africa: a systematic review

Background Inadequate diagnosis and suboptimal control of hypertension is a major driver of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in Africa. Understanding the levels of awareness, treatment and control of hypertension and the associated factors has important implications for hypertension control efforts. Methods The PubMed database was searched for original articles related to...

Barriers to Condom Use among High Risk Men Who Have Sex with Men in Uganda: A Qualitative Study

Background Unprotected sexual intercourse is a major risk factor for HIV transmission. Men who have sex with men (MSM) face challenges in accessing HIV prevention services, including condoms. However, there is limited in-depth assessment and documentation of the barriers to condom use among MSM in sub-Saharan Africa. In this paper, we examine the barriers to condom use among MSM...

Home-based HIV counseling and testing: Client experiences and perceptions in Eastern Uganda

Background Though prevention and treatment depend on individuals knowing their HIV status, the uptake of testing remains low in Sub-Saharan Africa. One initiative to encourage HIV testing involves delivering services at home. However, doubts have been cast about the ability of Home-Based HIV Counseling and Testing (HBHCT) to adhere to ethical practices including consent...

Client-provider interactions in provider-initiated and voluntary HIV counseling and testing services in Uganda

Rhoda K Wanyenze 0 David Kyaddondo John Kinsman Fredrick Makumbi 0 Robert Colebunders Anita Hardon 0 Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Makerere University School of Public

Problem drinking and physical intimate partner violence against women: evidence from a national survey in Uganda

Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye 0 Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo Thomas Kennedy Greenfield Rhoda K Wanyenze 0 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Makerere University College

Decreases in self-reported alcohol consumption following HIV counseling and testing at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda

Background Alcohol use has a detrimental impact on the HIV epidemic, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV counseling and testing (HCT) may provide a contact opportunity to intervene with hazardous alcohol use; however, little is known about how alcohol consumption changes following HCT. Methods We utilized data from 2056 participants of a randomized controlled trial comparing...

Trends in antenatal care attendance and health facility delivery following community and health facility systems strengthening interventions in Northern Uganda

Background Maternal morbidity and mortality remains high in Uganda; largely due to inadequate antenatal care (ANC), low skilled deliveries and poor quality of other maternal health services. In order to address both the demand and quality of ANC and skilled deliveries, we introduced community mobilization and health facility capacity strengthening interventions. Methods...

Trends in HIV counseling and testing uptake among married individuals in Rakai, Uganda

Despite efforts to promote HIV counseling and testing (HCT) among couples, few couples know their own or their partners’ HIV status. We assessed trends in HCT uptake among married individuals in Rakai district, southwestern Uganda. We analysed data for 21,798 married individuals aged 15-49 years who were enrolled into the Rakai Community Cohort Study (RCCS) between 2003 and 2009...