The Desmond Tutu
HIV Foundation

Pairing rigorous research with community-driven development, the DTHF is making a substantial contribution to service delivery and public health policy relating to HIV, tuberculosis and related infections in South Africa.

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HIV weekly news update in partnership with MedicalBrief

  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0043 - 28 JANUARY 2015

    SA adult ART guidelines updated

    The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society has released guidelines intended as an update to those published in the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine in 2012.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0043 - 28 JANUARY 2015

    Why outlandish HIV/AIDS beliefs persist

    Few diseases have had a greater education effort poured into them than HIV/AIDS. So why, writes Professor David Dickinson, a sociologist at Wits University, after almost 30 years of public health messages do alternative, non-scientific explanations of AIDS continue to circulate?
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0043 - 28 JANUARY 2015

    ARV wait for Botswana prisoners

    Foreign prisoners in Botswana with HIV/Aids will have to wait longer before they receive free antiretroviral medication, with the government’s appeal against a High Court ruling.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0043 - 28 JANUARY 2015

    Study looks at polio antibody responses

    A 40% dose of intra-dermal inactivated polio vaccine achieved non-inferior antibody responses in HIV patients, compared with a full dose administered intramuscularly, according to a randomised controlled trial.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0043 - 28 JANUARY 2015

    Some resistance risks to PrEP

    New data from the Partners PrEP study suggest that although resistance selected by pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is rare among those who acquire HIV, it can occur in patients with unknown acute HIV infection at PrEP initiation.
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Youth Centre
Youth Centre

The DTHF Youth Centre

The DTHF Youth Centre complex in Masiphumelele was built in response to requests from the community for a safe, recreational space for young people. DTHF surveys record a high prevalence of HIV infection among youth in the community.

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Our Projects

Sensitivity Training

Key Populations Integrated Sensitivity Training Programme The Men’s team leads the development of a health care worker sensitization training manual …
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The Tutu Tester

The Tutu Tester mobile unit provides a free comprehensive health service to under serviced communities. It is in the field …
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Adult HIV Educational Programme

The manual for this distance learning course for doctors and nurses was updated in June 2014. The aim of the …
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EU Commissioner & SA Minister visit CIDRI & the DTHF Youth Centre

On World AIDS Day (December 1st), a high-level delegation from the European Union and European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials …
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Weber-Parkes Trust Medal

Join us in warmly congratulating our Director, Prof Robin Wood, on his recently being awarded the Weber-Parkes Medal from the …
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IAS Governing Council 2014 – 2016

Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker is new President-Elect of the International AIDS Society The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced Dr. Chris …
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In Memoriam

Prof Lange was based in Amsterdam and was one of the first international colleagues who helped us to get going …
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