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Do support groups members disclose less to their partners? The dynamics of HIV disclosure in four African countries

  • Anita Hardon1Email author,
  • Gabriela B Gomez2,
  • Eva Vernooij1,
  • Alice Desclaux3,
  • Rhoda K Wanyenze4,
  • Odette Ky-Zerbo5,
  • Emmy Kageha1,
  • Ireen Namakhoma6,
  • John Kinsman7,
  • Clare Spronk1,
  • Edgar Meij8,
  • Melissa Neuman9 and
  • Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer10
BMC Public Health201313:589

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-589

Received: 19 December 2012

Accepted: 31 May 2013

Published: 17 June 2013

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
19 Dec 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Reynold Washington
26 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Brandon Marshall
8 Apr 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sharmistha Mishra
10 May 2013 Author responded Author comments - Anita Hardon
Resubmission - Version 3
10 May 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
31 May 2013 Editorially accepted
17 Jun 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-589

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Authors’ Affiliations

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam
Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, TRANSVIHMI
Makerere University School of Public Health, New Mulago Hospital Complex
Programme d’Appui au Monde Associatif & Communautaire de Lutte Contre le VIH/SIDA (PAMAC), 11 BP 1023 CMS 11
Research for Equity and Community Health (REACH) Trust
Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University
Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam
Institute for Global Health, University College London
Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut