DR ARMSTRONG DZOMBA GETS HIS PhD – HALALA

 

Dr Armstrong Dzomba, one of the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit’s current post-doctoral fellows, obtained his PhD from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal on his thesis “The effects of mobility on HIV risk acquisition in South Africa.” His published findings have described the effect of ART scale-up and female migration intensity on risk of HIV acquisition, effects of migration on risky sexual behaviour and HIV acquisition, and mobility and increased risk of HIV acquisition in South Africa.

At the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit, Armstrong is responsible for linkage of data from the Agincourt health and socio-demographic surveillance system to data of other sub-studies; he is also collaborating on an HIV study examining how stigma at the community level impacts young women’s use of HIV testing and care services. Armstrong is committed to exploring analytical solutions to the methodological and temporal challenges in the relationship between migration and the initial spread of localised epidemics, such as HIV and now observed in COVID-19 community transmissions.

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