David R. Bangsberg
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Publications 288
#1Jessica M. Perkins (Vandy: Vanderbilt University)H-Index: 15
#2Paul J. Krezanoski (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 4
Last.David R. Bangsberg (Mbarara University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 57
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Background Mosquito net use is an essential part of malaria prevention. Although previous research has shown that many people sleep under a mosquito net in endemic areas, it is unknown whether people underestimate how common it is to sleep under a net every night. Furthermore, perceived social norms about whether most others sleep under a mosquito net every night may contribute to personally sleeping under a net, given decades of research showing that people often mimic others’ behaviours.
#1Itai M. Magodoro (Harvard University)H-Index: 1
#2Maggie Feng (Harvard University)
Last.Mark J. SiednerH-Index: 25
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Background Sex-based differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden are widely acknowledged, with male sex considered a risk factor in high-income settings. However, these relationships have not been examined in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We aimed to apply the American Heart Association (AHA) ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) tool modified by the addition of C-reactive protein (CRP) to examine potential sex-based differences in the prevalence of CVD risk in rural Uganda.
Background:Residual systemic inflammation, which is associated with non-AIDS clinical outcomes, may persist despite viral suppression. We assessed the effect of antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence interruptions on systemic inflammation among Ugandans living with HIV who were virally suppressed.Se
#1Mark J. SiednerH-Index: 25
#2Mwebesa BwanaH-Index: 17
Last.Jessica E. HabererH-Index: 38
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#1Mark J. SiednerH-Index: 25
#2Mwebesa Bwana (Mbarara University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 17
Last.Monique A. WyattH-Index: 13
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#1Paul J. Krezanoski (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 4
#2Data Santorino (Mbarara University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 6
Last.Ryan W. Carroll (Harvard University)H-Index: 6
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#1Meghan L. Smith (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 1
#2Bernard KakuhikireH-Index: 6
Last.Alexander C. Tsai (Harvard University)H-Index: 40
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Abstract Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and has been found to be a consistent correlate of socioeconomic status (SES). The relative deprivation hypothesis proposes that one mechanism linking SES to health involves social comparisons, suggesting that relative SES rather than absolute SES is of primary importance in determining health status. Using data from a whole-population sample of 1,620 participants residing in rural southwestern Uganda, we estimated the independent a...
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#1Sae Takada (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 2
#2Viola N. Nyakato (Mbarara University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 4
Last.Alexander C. Tsai (Harvard University)H-Index: 40
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Abstract Rationale HIV-related stigma profoundly affects the physical and social wellbeing of people living with HIV, as well as the community’s engagement with testing, treatment, and prevention. Based on theories of stigma elaborating how it arises from the relationships between the stigmatized and the stigmatizer as well as within the general community, we hypothesized that social networks can shape HIV-related stigma. Objective To estimate social network correlates of HIV-related stigma. Met...
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#1Hazar Khidir (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
#2Nzwakie Mosery (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 4
Last.Lynn T. Matthews (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 19
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Gender norms affect HIV risk within serodifferent partnerships. We assessed how the sexual relationship power described by men living with HIV (MLWH) associates with periconception HIV-transmission risk behavior. Quantitative surveys were conducted with 82 MLWH reporting a recent pregnancy with an HIV-negative or unknown-serostatus partner in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Surveys assessed decision-making dominance (DMD) using the Pulerwitz et al. sexual relationship power scale; partnership chara...