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.

About Us Our People

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation developed from the HIV Research Unit at New Somerset Hospital in the early 1990's. The Unit was acclaimed as one of the first public clinics to offer antiretroviral therapy to those living with HIV. Read More

Our Research


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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Latest News

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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Children of the Light

Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the DTHF On the 7th September Artscape Theatre Cape Town will be …
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