Mzantsi Wakho researchers publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes, and monographs. This is a selection of publications from our research team.

Data Sharing

Mzantsi Wakho data sharing is outlined in the Data Sharing and Access Policy. The document outlines the ethos and guiding principles adhered to by the team in data sharing and management –data sharing for non-profit use. This document also gives information about the data sharing process and should be read and understood by any prospective collaborators or data requesters prior to contacting the study team. The Mzantsi Wakho Data Request Form should be completed as part of any request and submitted alongside any other relevant information as stipulated in the Data Sharing and Access Policy.

Journal Articles

Cluver, Lucie; Pantelic, Marija; Toska, Elona; Boyes, Orkin; Casale, Marisa; Bungane, Nontuthuzelo; Sherr, Lorraine. "STACKing the odds for adolescent survival: health service factors associated with full retention in care and adherence amongst adolescents living with HIV in South Africa", Journal of the International AIDS Society 2018, 21:e25176 (Online): DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25176

Casale, Marisa; Boyes, Mark; Pantelic, Marija; Toska, Elona; Cluver, Lucie. "Suicidal thoughts and behaviour among South African adolescents living with HIV: Can social support buffer the impact of stigma?", Journal of Affective Disorders Volume 245, 15 February 2019, Pages 82-90 (Online): DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.10.102.

Hodes, Rebecca; Cluver, Lucie; Toska, Elona; Vale, Beth. "Pesky metrics: The challenges of measuring ART adherence among HIV-positive South Africans", Critical Public Health (2018): ISSN: 0958-1596 (Print) 1469-3682 (Online): DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2018.1550253.

Parle, Julie; Hodes, Rebecca; Waetjen, Thembisa. "Pharmaceuticals and modern statecraft in South Africa: the cases of opium, thalidomide and contraception" Medical Humanities 44(2018): pp. 253–262: DOI: 10.1136/medhum-2018-011478

Hodes, Rebecca; Vale, Beth; Toska, Elona; Cluver, Lucie; Dowse, Ros; Ashorn, Mikael. "‘Yummy or crummy?’ The multisensory components of medicines-taking among HIV-positive youth", Global Public Health, .

Hodes, Rebecca; Doubt, Jenny; Toska, Elona; Vale, Beth; Zungu, Nompumelelo; Cluver, Lucie. "The stuff that dreams are made of: HIV‐positive adolescents’ aspirations for development", Journal of the Internation AIDS Society, Volume 21, Issue S1.

Cluver, Lucie; Meinck, Franziska; Toska, Elona; Orkin, Mark; Hodes, Rebecca; Sherr, Lorraine "Multitype violence exposures and adolescent antiretroviral nonadherence in South Africa", AIDS, May 15, 2018 - Volume 32 - Issue 8 - p 975–983. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001795

Hodes, Rebecca; Morrell, Robert "Incursions from the epicentre: Southern theory, social science, and the global HIV research domain", African Journal of ADIS Research, Volume 17, 2018 - Issue 1.

Hodes, Rebecca "HIV/AIDS in South Africa", Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History, March, 2018. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190277734.013.299

Gittings, L. "“He Can’t Say a Man’s Stuff to a Woman…” Perspectives on the Preferences of Men Living with HIV for Gender-Concordant Care Workers in Cape Town, South Africa.", Journal of Men and Masculinities. 10.1177/1097184X17732607

Vale, B., Hodes, R., Cluver, L. and Thabeng, M " Bureaucracies of Blood and Belonging: Documents, HIV-positive Youth and the State in South Africa.", Development and Change. 48: 1287–1309. doi:10.1111/dech.12341

Natukunda, H.P.M., Cluver, L.D., Toska. E., Musiime. V., Yakubovich, A.R. "Beyond clinical trials: Cross-sectional associations of combination antiretroviral therapy with reports of multiple symptoms and non-adherence among adolescents in South Africa.", South African Medical Journal. Vol 107, No 11 (2017).

Pantelic, M, Boyes, M, Cluver, L, Meinck, F. "HIV, violence, blame and shame: Social and psychological pathways of risk for internalised HIV stigma amongst adolescents living with HIV.", Journal of the International AIDS Society, 2017.

Adeniyi OV, Ajayi AI, Selanto-Chairman N, Ter Goon D, Boon G, Fuentes YO, Hofmeyr GJ, Avramovic G, Carty C, Lambert J. "Demographic, clinical and behavioural determinants of HIV serostatus non-disclosure to sex partners among HIV-infected pregnant women in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.", PLoS One 12(8):e0181730, 2017.

Carty CR, Hodes R, Cluver L, Bhardwaj S. "Symptom or Sentiment?: Considerations for mHealth Interventions Designed for HIV+ Adolescents.", In Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Digital Health Jul 2 2017, 227- 228.

Teitelman AM, Bellamy SL, Jemmott JB, Icard L, O’Leary A, Ali S, Ngwane Z, Makiwane M. "Childhood sexual abuse and sociodemographic factors prospectively associated with intimate partner violence perpetration among South African heterosexual men.", Annals of Behavioral Medicine 51(2): 170-8. (*C. Carty, acknowledged)

Toska, E. Pantelic M. Meinck, F. Keck, K. Haghighat, R. & Cluver, L. "Sex in the Age of HIV: A systematic review of prevalence and predictors of high-risk sexual practices, and programmes to reduce sexual risk-taking among HIV-positive adolescents and youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. ", PLoS One 2017.

Hodes, R. "Too many rights? Reproductive freedom in post-apartheid South Africa ", CSSR Working Paper No. 401.

Hodes, R. Price, I. Bungane, N. Toska, E. & Cluver, L. "How frontline healthcare workers respond to stock-outs of essential medicines in the Eastern Cape.", South African Medical Journal. Vol 107, No 9 (2017)

Mark, D. Cluver, L. Collins, C. Iorpenda, K. Taing, L. Andrade, C. & Hatane, L. "What is it going to take to move youth-related HIV programme policies into practice in Africa? ", Journal of the International AIDS Society. DOI: 10.7448/IAS.20.4.21491 , 2017.

Toska, E. Cluver, L. Pantelic, M. & Hodes, R. "To know or not to know? HIV- status disclosure and protective sexual practices among adolescent girls and boys in South Africa. ", CSSR Working Paper No. 402.

Icard, LD. Jemmott, JB. Carty, C. O’Leary, A. Sidloyi, L. Hsu, J. Tyler, J. & Martinez, O., "Retention of South African Adolescents in a 54-Month Longitudinal HIV Risk Reduction Trial.", Prevention Science, 2017.

Cluver, L. & Sherr, L. "Cash transfers—magic bullet or fundamental ingredient? ", The Lancet, 2016

Rebecca Hodes, "The Culture of Illegal Abortion in South Africa", Journal of Southern African Studies (Vol. 42, Issue 1, 2016), pp. 79-93.

Rebecca Hodes and Robert Morrell, 'South African Social Science in the Global HIV/AIDS Knowledge Domain', CSSR Working Paper No. 382 (University of Cape Town, 2016).

Nicoli Nattrass, Rebecca Hodes and Lucie Cluver, 'Changing donor funding and the challenges of integrated HIV treatment', AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:681-690. Accessed July 1, 2016.

Rebecca Hodes, Elona Toska and Lesley Gittings, 'Babies for bling: Are teenage girls having children to access grants?', HIV Nursing Matters, Vol. 7, No. 2 (June 2016), pp. 20-23.

Cooper, D. Harries, J. Moodley, J. Constant, D. Hodes, R. Mathews, C. & Hoffman, M "Coming of age? Women’s sexual and reproductive health after twenty-one years of democracy in South Africa. ", Reproductive Health Matters 24(48), 79–89 DOI: 10.1016/j.rhm.2016.11.010, 2017.

Lucie Cluver, Elona Toska. M Orkin, F Meinck, Rebecca Hodes, A Yakubovich and L Sherr. Achieving equity in HIV-treatment outcomes: can social protection improve adolescent ART-adherence in South Africa? AIDS Care (Vol. 28, NO. S2, 1–10, 2016)

Gittings, L. "When you visit a man you should prepare yourself’: male community care worker approaches to working with men living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa.", Culture, Health and Sexuality 18(8): 936-50 DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2016.1150513. (2016).

Linder, V. Goldswain, C. Adler, H. Carty, C. Harper, K. Jackson, V. & Boon, G. (20 "Lamivudine Monotherapy: Experience of Medium Term Outcomes in HIV Infected Children Unable to Adhere to Triple Therapy.", The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 35(7): e199-205.

Vale, B. "Negotiations of Blame and Care among HIV‐positive Mothers and Daughters in South Africa's Eastern Cape.", Medical Anthropology Quarterly. DOI: 10.1111/maq.12351. 2016.

Pantelic, M. Boyes, M. Cluver, L. & Thabeng, M. "They Say HIV is a Punishment from God or from Ancestors: Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Assessment of an HIV Stigma Scale for South African Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV-SS).", Child Indicators Research 1-17. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-016-9428-5 . 2016.

Vale, B. & Thabeng, M. "Redeeming Lost Mothers: Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment and the Making of Home in South Africa.", Medical Anthropology 35(6), 489- 502. DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2016.1145218. 2016.

Toska, E. Cluver, L. Boyes, M. E. Isaacsohn, M., Hodes, R. & Sherr, L. "School, supervision and adolescent-sensitive clinic care: combination social protection and reduced unprotected sex among HIV-positive adolescents in South Africa.", AIDS and Behavior 21(9): 2746–2759 DOI: 10.1007/s10461-016-1539-y. 2016.

Toska, E. Gittings, L. Hodes, R. Cluver, L. Govender, K. Chademana, K. E. & Gutiérrez, V. E. "Resourcing Resilience: social protection for HIV prevention amongst children and adolescents in Eastern and Southern Africa.", African Journal of AIDS Research 15(2). 123-140. DOI: 10.2989/16085906.2016.1194299 . 2016.

Lucie Cluver, Rebecca Hodes, Lorraine Sherr, Mark Orkin, Franziska Meinck, Patricia Lim ah Ken, Natalie Winder-Rossi, Jason Wolfe, and Marissa Vicari, "Social protection: Potential for Improving Outcomes among Adolescents", Journal of the International AIDS Society (Vol. 18, Suppl. 6, 2015), S1-7.

Elona Toska, Lucie Cluver, Rebecca Hodes and Khameer Kidia, "Sex and secrecy: How HIV-status disclosure affects safe sex among HIV-positive adolescents", AIDS Care (Vol. 27, Suppl. 1, 2015) pp. 47-58.

Rebecca Hodes and Lyn Schumaker, "Science and Scandal in South Africa: An Introduction", Journal of Southern African Studies (Vol. 41, No. 1, 2015), pp. 707-714.

Rebecca Hodes, "'Kink' and the colony: sexual deviance in the medical history of South Africa, c. 1893–1939", Journal of Southern African Studies (Vol. 41, No. 1, 2015), pp. 715-733.

Lucie Cluver, Rebecca Hodes, Elona Toska, Khameer Kidia, F. Mark Orkin, Lorraine Sherr and Franziska Meinck, "'HIV is like a tsotsi, ARVs are your guns': associations between HIV disclosure and adherence to antiretroviral treatment among adolescents in South Africa", AIDS, (Vol. 29, Suppl. 1, 2015), pp S57-S65.

Elona Toska, Lucie Cluver, Mark Boyes, M Pantelic, C Kuo. From “sugar daddies” to “sugar babies”: Quantitatively testing the pathway between age-disparate sexual relationships, condom use, and adolescent pregnancy in South Africa. Sexual Health (12(1), 2015). 59-66

Vale, B. & Thabeng, M. "Mobilising AID (S)? Contesting HIV as a Social and Economic Resource among Youth in South Africa's Eastern Cape.", Journal of Southern African Studies 41(4): 797-813. DOI: 10.1080/03057070.2015.1041811 (2015).

M Pantelic, Lucie Cluver, Mark Boyes, Elona Toska, C Kuo, M Moshabela. Medical pluralism predicts non-ART use among parents in need of ART: a community survey in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. AIDS and Behaviour. (2014)

A Amzel, Elona Toska, R Lovich, M Widyono, T Patel, C Foti, E Dziuban, B Phelps, N Sugandhi, D Mark and J Altschuler. Promoting a Combination Approach to Paediatric HIV Psychosocial Support. AIDS, (Vol 27, 2013) S147-S157.

Rebecca Hodes, "The medical history of abortion in South Africa, c. 1970 – 2000", Journal of Southern African Studies (Vol. 39, No. 4, 2013).

Rebecca Hodes, "You know what a bad person you are? HIV, abortion and reproductive healthcare for women in South Africa", in R. A. Smith (ed.), Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy and Activism: Persistent Challenges and Emerging Issues, (Santa Barbara, Praeger, 2013).

Margaret Hoffman, David Coetzee, Rebecca Hodes and Leslie London, "From Comprehensive Medicine to Public Health at the University of Cape Town - a 40 year journey", South African Medical Journal (Vol. 102, No. 6, 2012)

Rebecca Hodes,"Understanding AIDS Conspiracies", Science as Culture (Vol. 21, No. 4, 2012)

Rebecca Hodes and Trude Naimak,"Piloting antiretroviral therapy in South Africa: the role of partnerships in the Western Cape’s provincial roll-out", African Journal of AIDS Research (Vol. 10, No. 4, 2011)

Rebecca Hodes, "Televising Treatment: The Political Struggle for Antiretrovirals on South African Television", Social History of Medicine (Vol. 23, No. 1, 2010)

Rebecca Hodes, "How health systems research helped to champion South Africa's antiretroviral rollout", The Lancet & the Global Forum for Health Research. Anthology of Young Health Researchers (October, 2010)

Rebecca Hodes, "'Diseased dystopias?': HIV and the South African City in Yesterday and Tsotsi", Postamble (4 (2) 2008)

Rebecca Hodes, "HIV/AIDS in South African Documentary Film, c. 1990 – 2000", Journal of Southern African Studies (Vol. 33, No. 1, 2007).

Chapters in Books

Hodes, R. "Abortion politics in a state in transition: Contesting South Africa’s Choice Act.", In Stettner, S., Ackerman, K., Burnett, K., and Hay, T. (eds.), Transcending Borders: Abortion in the Past and Present. New York: Springer 171-185. (2017).

Rebecca Hodes,"HIV/AIDS on Television, Siyayinqoba/Beat It! and New Forms of Health Citizenship in South Africa" in Gregory Barz and Judah Cohen (eds.), The Culture of AIDS in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Rebecca Hodes, "HIV on Documentary Television in Post-Apartheid South Africa", in Alex Juhasz and Alisa Lubow (eds.), A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2015).

Rebecca Hodes, "'It’s a beautiful struggle': Siyayinqoba/Beat It! and the HIV/AIDS treatment struggle on South African television" in W. Beinart, and M. Dawson (eds.), Popular Politics and Resistance Movements in South Africa (Wits University Press, 2010)


Rebecca Hodes, "Broadcasting the Pandemic: A History of HIV on South African Television" (Human Sciences Research Council Press, Cape Town, 2014

Policy Briefs

Lucie Cluver, "How can social protection reduce adolescent HIV-risk?" in Cluver, LD., Orkin, M., Meinck, F., Boyes, M., & Sherr, L. (2016)

Lucie Cluver, "Combination social protection improves adolescent ART-adherence" in Cluver, LD., Toska, E., Orkin, M., Meinck, F., Hodes, RJ., Yakubovich, A., & Sherr, L. (2016)

Lucie Cluver, "Combination social protection reduces HIV-risk in adolescents" in Cluver, LD., Orkin, M., Yakubovich, A. & Sherr, L. (2016)

Lucie Cluver, "Social protection: potential for improving HIV outcomes among adolescents" in Cluver, LD., Hodes, RJ., Sherr, L., Orkin., F M, Meinck, F., Lim Ah Ken, P., Winder-Rossi, N., Wolfe, J., & Vicari, M. (2015)

Lucie Cluver, "Social protection and the Sustainable Development Goals" in Cluver, LD., Orkin, FM., Meinck, F., Boyes, ME., Yakubovich, AR., Sherr, L. (2016)

Elona Toska, "Social protection and the Sustainable Development Goals" in Toska, E., Cluver, L.D., Boyes, M.E., Isaacsohn, M., Hodes, R., Sherr, L., (2016)