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Ntombizodumo Mkwanazi

PhD Student

Africa Centre for Population Health  and
University of KwaZulu Natal

School of Nursing and Public Health

P.O. Box 198
Mtubatuba 3935
South Africa

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Tel: +27 (0)35 550 7500


  1. Mkwanazi, N.B., Rochat, T.J. & Bland, R.M., 2015. Living with HIV, disclosure patterns and partnerships a decade after the introduction of HIV programmes in rural South Africa. AIDS Care (in press)


  1. Rochat, T.J., Arteche, A.X., Stein, A., Mkwanazi, N., Bland, R.M., 2014. Maternal HIV disclosure to young HIV-uninfected children: an evaluation of a family-centred intervention in South Africa. AIDS 28 Suppl 3, S331–341. doi:10.1097/QAD.0000000000000333


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  2. Rochat, T.J., Mkwanazi, N., Bland, R., 2013. Maternal HIV disclosure to HIV-uninfected children in rural South Africa: a pilot study of a family-based intervention. BMC Public Health 13. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-147


  1. Mkwanazi, N.B., Rochat, T.J., Imrie, J., Bland, R.M., 2012. Disclosure of Maternal HIV Status to Children: Considerations for Research and Practice in sub-Saharan Africa. Future Virology 7 (12) doi:10.2217/fvl.12.109


  1. de Paoli, M.M., Mkwanazi, N.B., Richter L., Rollins, N.C., 2008. Rapid Cessation of Breastfeeding in South Africa to Prevent Postnatal Transmission of HIV: A recommendation waiting for guidance, Acta Paediatrica 97 (12)doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.00956.x
  2. Mkwanazi, N.B., Patel D., Newell, M-L., Rollins, N.C., Coutsoudis, A., Coovadia, H.M., Bland, R.M., 2008.  Rapid Testing May Not Improve Uptake of HIV Testing and Same Day Results in a Rural South African Community: A Cohort Study of 12,000 Women. PLoS ONE 3(10) doi:  

Maternal and Child Health

Ntombizodumo Mkwanazi joined the Africa Centre for Population Health in 2000 as a breastfeeding counsellor for the Vertical Transmission Study (VTS). The title of her PhD Thesis is: “Factors associated with maternal HIV disclosure and experiences of HIV-positive mothers with HIV-negative school-aged children in rural northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.”