Dr Lovemore Ronald Mazengera
BEd (Dundee, Scotland); BSc(Hons)(Dundee, Scotland); PhD (Dundee, Scotland)
Publications (in the last three years)
Presence of asymptomatic Entamoeba histolytica, Vibrio cholerae, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi and other enteric pathogens in pregnant women and their infants in a high HIV prevalence setting in Harare, Zimbabwe Sub-title: Asymptomatic enteric pathogens in pregnancy, Agness Farai Nhidza, Thajasvarie Naicker, Felicity Gumbo, Lovemore Ronald Mazengera, Curtis Makaza, Tawanda Chisango, Edson Panganayi Sibanda, Mildred Pepukai, Tsitsi Bandason, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Aziah Ismail, Kerina Duri, Takafira Mduluza, African Journal of Reproductive Health (in press)
Plasma IP-10 Concentrations Correlate Positively with Viraemia and Inversely with CD4 Counts in Untreated HIV Infection. Mhandire K, Mlambo T, Zijenah LS, Duri K, Mateveke K, Tshabalala M, Mhandire DZ, Musarurwa C, Wekare PT, Mazengera LR, Matarira HT, Stray-Pedersen B. Open AIDS J. 2017 Apr 26;11:24-31. doi: 10.2174/1874613601711010024.
KIR gene content diversity in a Zimbabwean population: Does KIR2DL2 have a role in protection against HIV infection?" Mhandire Kuda, Louis-Marie Yindom, Mqondisi Tshabalala Tommy Mlambo, Duri Kerina, Mazengera Ron, Doreen Duri, Matarira Hildah Cuthbert Musarurwa, Collet Dandara Sarah Rowland-Jones, Zijenah Lynn S and Babill Stray Pedersen; OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology 2016; 20(12) (in press)
My research interests are in anemia in pregnancy. The current research compares two groups of pregnant mothers, HIV positive and HIV negative groups. The main objective is to study prevalence and associated risk factors in these two groups. The impact of these risk factors on pregnancy outcomes is also being studied.