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Dr Terusha Chetty

Clinical epidemiologist - Africa Centre for Population Health

Dr. Terusha Chetty

P.O. Box 198
Mtubatuba 3935
South Africa

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1. Chetty, T., Carter, R.J., Bland, R.M., Newell, M.-L., 2014. HIV status, breastfeeding modality at 5 months and postpartum maternal weight changes over 24 months in rural South Africa.

2. Manasa, J., Lessells, R., Rossouw, T., Naidu, K., Van Vuuren, C., Goedhals, D., van Zyl, G., Bester, A., Skingsley, A., Stott, K., Danaviah, S., Chetty, T., Singh, L., Moodley, P., Iwuji, C., McGrath, N., Seebregts, C.J., de Oliveira, T., 2014. Southern African Treatment Resistance Network (SATuRN) RegaDB HIV drug resistance and clinical management database: supporting patient management, surveillance and research in southern Africa. Database (Oxford) 2014. doi:10.1093/database/bat082

3. Raifman, J., Chetty, T., Tanser, F., Mutevedzi, T., Matthews, P., Herbst, K., Pillay, D., Bärnighausen, T., 2014. Preventing Unintended Pregnancy and HIV Transmission: Effects of the HIV Treatment Cascade on Contraceptive Use and Choice in Rural KwaZulu-Natal. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 67, S218–S227. doi:10.1097/QAI.0000000000000373


4. Chetty, T., Knight, S., Giddy, J., Crankshaw, T.L., Butler, L.M., Newell, M.-L., 2012. A retrospective study of Human Immunodeficiency Virus transmission, mortality and loss to follow-up among infants in the first 18 months of life in a prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme in an urban hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. BMC Pediatr 12. doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-146



  1. Chetty, T., Carter, R.J., Bland, R.M., Newell, M.-L., 2014. HIV status, breastfeeding modality at 5 months and postpartum maternal weight changes over 24 months in rural South Africa. Trop. Med. Int. Health 19, 852–862. doi:10.1111/tmi.12320

The epidemiology of HIV in pregnancy

Terusha is a clinician, public health medicine specialist and epidemiologist working at the Africa Centre for Population Health since 2011 with a research and clinical interest in the relationship between pregnancy, HIV infection and HIV-related outcomes which may affect perinatal and maternal health. Terusha is currently pursuing a PhD funded by the Medical Research Council Clinician Research Programme examining the epidemiology of pregnancy and HIV-infection during and across pregnancies in rural South Africa. Terusha is also involved in the MONARCH study, which aims to determine the causal impact of a quality improvement intervention targeted at pregnant women in improving antenatal and postnatal health systems outcomes.