Nomhle Khoza is a Doctoral Fellow at the Wits Reproductive and HIV Institute (Wits RHI). Her PhD is exploring the social consequences of adolescent-directed cash transfers to leverage HIV-related outcomes. She holds a Masters’ degree in Psychology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is currently involved in a formative study examining individual, social and structural factors that may influence the uptake and adherence for HIV oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and co-ordinates the qualitative data collection process.
Prior to her current position, Ms Khoza was project manager in an NIH-funded randomized controlled trial of conditional cash transfers and the impact on HIV incidence in young women (HPTN 068). She has vast working experience on various research projects on HIV interventions for vulnerable adolescents, youth policy initiative and young fatherhood conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council. Her research interests are behavioral and economic interventions, adolescent women, HIV prevention and management.