Welcome to HEARD
HEARD is a leading applied research centre with a global reputation for its research, education programmes, technical services, partnerships and networks, devoted to addressing the broad health challenges of Africa. HEARD’s aim is to shape public health policy and practice in order to reduce health inequalities in Africa and to improve the reach, comprehensiveness and quality of health services delivery throughout the region. HEARD’s work entails catalysing, conducting and disseminating innovative research on the socio-economic aspects of public health, especially the African HIV and AIDS pandemic. HEARD was established in 1998 and is based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Psychological functioning among vertically infected HIV-positive children and their primary caregivers
The current study sought to explore the association between primary caregiver depressive symptoms and the psychological functioning in children vertically infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) living ...>>
Supporting HIV prevention and reproductive goals in an HIV-endemic setting: taking safer conception services from policy to practice in South Africa
Safer conception care encompasses HIV care, treatment and prevention for persons living with HIV and their partners who desire children. In 2012, South Africa endorsed a progressive safer conception policy ...>>
HIV prevalence and art use among men in partnerships with 15–29 year old women in South Africa: HIV risk implications for young women in age-disparate partnerships
This study assesses whether men’s ART use mitigates HIV-risk within age-disparate partnerships. Using data from the 2012 South African National HIV survey, we analyzed difference s in HIV prevalence and ART use ...>>