School of Economics
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch, 7701
South Africa
I am an interdisciplinary social scientist with expertise on the uptake of HIV-prevention and treatment services; behavioural economics; the social and behavioural determinants of HIV risk; and HIV stigma. I obtained my Doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town and I’m currently a Senior Research Officer at the Southern Africa Labour andDevelopment Research Unit (SALDRU), University of Cape Town. I have published research on a broad range of social and behavioural aspects related to HIV-prevention and treatment including stigma, male circumcision, HIV testing, concurrent sexual partnerships, age-disparate relationships and risk-perceptions.  I am currently working on several studies testing the feasibility and acceptability of using economic incentives for HIV-prevention and treatment interventions.

Simeme Mthembu,
17 Dec 2017, 02:41