Publications and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

MH Watt, C Cichowitz, G Kisigo, L Minja, BA Knettel, ET Knippler, J Ngocho, P Manavalan, BT Mmbaga. Predictors of postpartum HIV care engagement for women enrolled in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs in Tanzania. (2019) AIDS Care 31(6):687-698. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1550248 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30466304 

BA Knettel, C Cichowitz, JS Ngocho, ET Knippler, LN Chumba, BT Mmbaga, MH Watt. Retention in HIV care during pregnancy and the postpartum period in the Option B+ era: A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies in Africa. (2018) Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) 15;77(5):427-438. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001616 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29287029

C Cichowitz, MH Watt, BT Mmbaga. Childbirth experiences of women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: A neglected event in the PMTCT care continuum. (2018) AIDS 32(11): 1537-1539. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001860 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29762160

C Cichowitz, F Mazuguni, L Minja, P Njau, G Antelman, J Ngocho, BA Knettel, MH Watt, BT Mmbaga. Vulnerable at each step in the PMTCT care cascade: high loss to follow up during pregnancy and the postpartum period in Tanzania. (2019) AIDS and Behavior 23(7):1824-1832. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2298-8
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30327997

BA Knettel, L Minja, LN Chumba, M Oshosen, C Cichowitz, BT Mmbaga, MH Watt. Serostatus disclosure among a cohort of HIV-infected pregnant women enrolled in HIV care in Moshi, Tanzania: A mixed-methods study. (2019) SSM – Population Health 7:007. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.11.007
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29762160

GA Kisigo, P Manavalan, C Cichowitz, BA Knettel, BT Mmbaga, MH Watt. Experiences of fetal or infant loss among Tanzanian women in HIV care. Journal of Loss and Trauma. https://doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2019.1600850

MH Watt, ET Knippler, BA Knettel, KJ Sikkema, N Ciya, L Myer, JA Joska. HIV disclosure among pregnant women initiating ART in Cape Town, South Africa: Qualitative perspectives during the pregnancy and postpartum periods. *(2018) AIDS and Behavior 22(12):3945-3956. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2272-5
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30196332 

*Note: This research, funded by a small grant from the Duke Center for AIDS Research, helped lay the foundation for the team’s current research in Tanzania and broader research program on PMTCT. Read DGHI’s write-up of the publication here.

Conference Presentations

MH Watt, C Cichowitz, G Kisigo, L Minja, BA Knettel, ET Knippler, J Ngocho, P Manavalan, BT Mmbaga. (2018) Predictors of postpartum HIV care engagement for women enrolled in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs in Tanzania. Poster presentation at Duke Center for AIDS Research Annual Retreat, Durham, NC.

L Chumba, M Watt, B Knettel, C Cichowitz, G Kisigo, J Ngocho, B Mmbaga. (2017). Examining healthcare facility-level factors affecting the fidelity of implementation of PMTCT Option B+ guidelines in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Arlington, VA.  https://academyhealth.confex.com/academyhealth/2017di/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/21062

C Cichowitz, F Mazuguni, P Njau, J Ngocho, L Minja, B Mmbaga, M Watt. (2017). Retention in care across the PMTCT continuum under Option B+: findings from medical record data in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. AIDS Impact 13th International Conference. Cape Town, South Africa. http://www.aidsimpact.com/abstracts/-KohLXP6Yvq4Wq3yjLUb

C Cichowitz, G Kisigo, L Minja, J Ngocho, L Chumba,  BT Mmbaga, BA Knettel, MH Watt. (2017). HIV-related shame, HIV acceptance, and attitudes about long-term ART: Results from a cohort of women receiving PMTCT care in northern Tanzania. AIDS Impact 13th International Conference. Cape Town, South Africa.
http://www.aidsimpact.com/abstracts/-KoeKXPNiNKvmzzuiyIu

GA Kisigo, J Ngocho, B Mmbaga, M Watt. (2017). Postpartum engagement in HIV care in the context of Option B+ in Tanzania: An implementation science study. Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences 9th Graduation Scientific Conference.  Mwanza, Tanzania.

 

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