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HEARD, based the University of KwaZulu-Natal is a regional and global leader for applied research and policy development on critical health and development challenges for the African continent. HEARD’s mission is to influence and support evidence-based policy and good practice to more effectively address Africa’s health and development challenges and to contribute to achieving health and sustainable development across the continent.
Factors associated with the take-up of voluntary medical male circumcision amongst learners in rural KwaZulu-Natal
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is an integral part of South Africa’s HIV prevention programme. School-going males, in particular, are considered a cost-effective target population. However, ...>>
Risk Compensation Following Medical Male Circumcision: Results from a 1-Year Prospective Cohort Study of Young School-Going Men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
This study sought to assess risk compensation following voluntary medical male circumcision of young school going men. Risk compensation is defined as an inadvertent increase in sexual risk behaviors and a ...>>