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 0108 - HIV News 26 May 2016

    Barriers to retention in Option B+ programmes

    A Malawi study on women who chose not to take HIV treatment, or who interrupted treatment, identified a range of reasons for their actions.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0108 - HIV News 26 May 2016

    Early findings set stage for large HIV vaccine trial

    An early-stage HIV vaccine clinical trial in SA has determined that an investigational vaccine regimen is safe and generates comparable immune responses to those reported in a landmark 2009 study.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0108 - HIV News 26 May 2016

    Acute HIV infection contribution to HIV transmission

    Acute HIV infection (AHI) contributes significantly to HIV transmission and may be important for intervention strategies seeking to reduce incidence and achieve a functional cure, found a study by the US Military HIV Research Programme.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0108 - HIV News 26 May 2016

    ART with tenofovir reduces mortality in Hep B co-infected patients

    The use of antiretroviral (ART) regimens containing tenofovir significantly reduced mortality in HIV-positive people with hepatitis B virus co-infection.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0108 - HIV News 26 May 2016

    Accuracy of TB diagnostic urine test in HIV patients reviewed

    An international review team has prepared a Cochrane Library systematic review to assess the accuracy of a point-of-care urine test for diagnosing and screening tuberculosis (TB) in people living with HIV.
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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 Key Population Research Department leads the development of a health care worker sensitization …
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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 July 2015 to reflect the latest policies …
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Ground-breaking HIV Study Results

Starting antiretroviral treatment early has substantial health benefits for those living with HIV. The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) Clinical …
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Partnership with Alere Africa

Tom Lindsay, President of Alere Africa, has signed an agreement to sponsor the Tutu Teen Truck mobile unit (formerly the …
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Fighting the Good Fight

Prof Linda-Gail Bekker, has been featured in the May 2015 issue of VAX, the Bulletin on AIDS Vaccine Research, as …
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New co-chair of the Community Working Group for HPTN

Ntando Yola, Education and Community Engagement Manager at the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) has been elected to serve as the …
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