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Hilton Humphries

Hilton Humphries (MA, PhD) is a South African Behavioural Scientist working in the field of HIV prevention. He is currently a Scientist at the CAPRISA Vulindlela Research Site. His interests include understanding risk pathways, epidemiological risk and the social practices that characterise HIV vulnerability in adolescents. He has been involved in the management of large clinical trials, adolescent cash transfer trials, socio-behavioural research, and implementation, qualitative and programmatic research.

His PhD aimed to understand the ecological and structural factors contributing to adolescent HIV risk and how these can inform the development of targeted Adolescent HIV prevention interventions. He is a member of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Biomedical Ethics Committee and is part of the HIV Prevention trials Network (HPTN) Adolescent working group.


  • –present
    Behavioural Scientist, Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)