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 0105 - HIV News 5 May 2016

    HIV/AIDS to be added to prohibited grounds for discrimination

    The SA government is adding HIV/AIDS to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination as current legislation is often not able to provide viable recourse before the country's Equality Courts.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0105 - HIV News 5 May 2016

    Hypertension rates rising in HIV patients

    An analysis of US hypertension rates suggested that incidence among HIV patients has more than tripled from 1996 through 2013 and are accompanied by an increase in several hypertension risk determinants such as obesity or diabetes.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0105 - HIV News 5 May 2016

    Intimate partner violence and risky behaviour correlate

    An Eastern Cape-based study found that intimate partner violence correlates with sexual risk behaviour.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0105 - HIV News 5 May 2016

    Costly US HIV prevention programmes ineffective

    The US government invested $1.4bn in HIV prevention programmes that promote abstinence and fidelity, but there is no evidence that these have been effective at changing behaviour and reducing HIV risk, according to a Stanford University study.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0104 - HIV News 28 April 2016

    HIV scientist a finalist for prestigious inventor award

    A rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test invented by University of Cambridge blood scientist and researcher Helen Lee, 75, is tilting the scales in the battle against the global HIV epidemic.
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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 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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