Working to Advance
Health Equity in Africa

Kwabena Asare

  • PhD Student

Kwabena’s PhD research looks at developing and testing strategies to reduce the burden of sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis among women living with HIV in South Africa. He holds a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Implementation Science from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has previously worked as a Research Officer at the Dodowa Health Research Centre, Ghana. His areas of interest in research include; Social and Environmental Epidemiology, and Healthcare Financing.

Research outputs

Journal article

Asare, K. Ngcapu, S. Osman, F. Mindel, A. Naicker, N. Khanyile, M. Abdool Karim, S. Tomita, A. Garrett, N. 2023. Incidence of herpes simplex virus type 2 positivity among women living with human immunodeficiency virus in South Africa. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 0:0

Asare, K. Tomita, A. Garrett, N. Slotow, R. Burns, J. Tanser, F. Cuadros, D. 2022. Depression onset and its association with community HIV prevalence: A geospatial and panel analyses of nationally representative South African data, 2015–2017. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, 10, 100433.

Asare, K. Andine, T. Naicker, N. Dorward, J. Singh, N. Spooner, E. Andriesen, J. Osman, F. Ngcapu, S. Vandormael, A. Mindel, A. Karim, S. Bekker, L. Gray, G. Corey, L. Tomita, A. Garret, N. 2022. Impact of Point-of-Care Testing on the Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections in South Africa: Evidence from the HVTN702 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Vaccine Trial. Clinical Infectious Diseases.,76(5), 881-889.

Asare, K. Osman, F. Ngcapu, S. Vandormael, A. Naicker, N. Khanyile, M. Mindel, A. Karim, S. Tomita, A. Garrett, N. 2022. Burden of sexually transmitted infections from acute HIV infection among women in South Africa: Evidence from a prospective cohort study. Annals of Epidemiology, 74,132-139.