The implementation of an HIV/Aids policy in the Ministry of Local Government, Quthing district council and headquarters, Lesotho

Student: Makatleho Constance Koneshe Country: Lesotho This study assessed the implementation of an HIV/Aids workplace policy in the Ministry of Local Government in Quthing and departmental headquarters in Maseru. Lesotho was the country with the highest HIV prevalence among economically active age groups (15-49 years). Research on HIV/Aids workplace policy implementation in Lesotho is scarce and […]

Perceptions of men who have sex with men about risky sexual behaviours when taking PrEP: A case study of Belhar in Cape Town, South Africa

Student: John William Campson Country: South Africa Unprotected anal intercourse, particularly evident among men who have sex with men (MSM), poses a higher risk of HIV transmission than unprotected vaginal sex. This study investigated HIV risk behaviours and awareness among MSM taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Belhar, South Africa. The findings revealed prevalent risky behaviours, with […]

The development and history of Stellenbosch Aids Action o/a atHeart 1998 to 2019

Student: Lynette Rademeyer-Bosman Country: South Africa Emerging to bridge the gap between primary health care and palliative care, the Stellenbosch Aids Action Group, operating as atHeart, was established in 1998 and registered as a non-profit organisation in 2002. This thesis presents a comprehensive case study detailing atHeart’s evolution, documenting the collaborative efforts of various stakeholders to […]

Parents’ knowledge, perceptions and attitudes about communication with their children on sexuality and HIV, Somerset West, South Africa.

Student: Vivian Alobwede Country: Cameroon This study examined parents’ understanding of sexuality and HIV, as well as their approach to communicating these topics with their children, given the role of adolescent pregnancy in HIV transmission. Through qualitative analysis, involving focus group discussions with 15 participants from Somerset West, South Africa, the study investigated parental knowledge, attitudes […]

The management of the HIV/Aids epidemic: A qualitative small-scale case study of the perceptions and responses of rural high school principals in KwaZulu-Natal regarding current HIV/Aids management at their schools and the implications for the attainment of quality matriculant learner achievement

Student: Idowu Oluwayomi Akinwale Alawiye Country: South Africa This research project examined the prevailing HIV/Aids management among rural high school principals in KwaZulu-Natal and its implications for achieving quality matriculant learner outcomes. Employing a qualitative research paradigm, structured interviews were conducted with five purposively selected principals from rural high schools in the northern part of the […]

The utilisation of HIV/Aids services among men in Harry Gwala district, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Student: Ntobeko Zondi Country: South Africa Despite South Africa’s notable progress in HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy (ART) roll-out, usage of HIV/Aids testing services (HTS) remained problematic, especially for men. This qualitative study, conducted in KwaLoliwe, Ubuhlebezwe, Ixopo, South Africa, employed in-depth interviews with 15 men aged 18 to 49. Interviews were conducted in isiZulu to […]

A knowledge, attitude and perception (KAP) survey of the perceived HIV occupational risk among School of Health and Applied Sciences first-year students at Namibia University of Science and Technology

Student: Aidan Blaine Strauss Country: Namibia A significant number of young Namibian individuals migrated from rural and peri-urban areas to the central Khomas region to pursue tertiary education, where the availability of antiretroviral treatment remained notably lower compared to other regions. This research investigated the perceptions of HIV risk among first-year students registered at the School […]

An exploration of adaptive experiences between collaborating small-scale HIV/Aids NGOs and public health institutions during the Covid-19 pandemic in the Western Cape

Student: Dorcus Nyadenga Country: Zimbabwe The collaboration between HIV/Aids support organisations has been significantly affected by pandemic-related dynamics. This study investigated the collaboration between small-scale HIV support NGOs and a public health institution in the Western Cape metropole area during Covid-19. Employing a case study approach, the research delved into the challenges and facilitators of collaboration. […]

An evaluation of child and youth care workers’ experiences in providing psychosocial support services to orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/Aids in Nkomazi Local Municipality

Student: Lindiwe Fortunate Ngomane Country: South Africa Child and youth care workers (CYCWs) have played a pivotal role in delivering psychosocial support services (PSSs) to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in communities. They ensured that essential life skills are imparted, monitored the healthcare needs of OVC and facilitated referrals to appropriate service providers. In response to […]

The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church’s response to the HIV/Aids epidemic: A case study of the Pretoria East branches

Student: Nicolaide Nomzamo Ndlovu Country: Zimbabwe Faith-based organisations In South Africa play a vital role in combatting the HIV/Aids epidemic. Church leaders, trusted figures in their communities, are well-positioned to effectively implement HIV interventions among community members who might otherwise be difficult to reach. This study aimed to investigate the Seventh Day Adventist Church’s response to […]