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Kudzai Hlahla
Kudzai Hlahla
Abstract Title: Changes In Sexual Behaviour Among Women In Studies Evaluating the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring For HIV Prevention

Kudzai Hlahla, B Pharm (Hons); Post graduate Diploma (HIV) Management, is a research pharmacist based in Harare Zimbabwe. She has 8 years of experience in setting up and implementation of clinical trials in HIV prevention and has participated in seven phase II-IV trials including those involving investigational new drugs (INDs) in women and adolescent women and young girls (AWYG) at risk of HIV acquisition. She has extensive experience in running clinical site pharmacies including the handling, preparation and dispensing of investigational product including nanosuspensions, long acting injectables, monoclonal antibodies and managing PrEP-based products namely TDF/FTC and the Dapivirine intravaginal ring for HIV prevention.

Her research interests include the epidemiology of infectious diseases including HIV and TB in women and AWYG in Sub Saharan Africa, and the implementation of safe and effective biomedical and behavioral interventions in this population. She is passionate about contributing to the existing body of knowledge through the publication of robust clinical research papers that inform current and future practice and public health policy. As such, Kudzai is in her final year of her Master’s in Public Health

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