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 0074 - HIV News 3 September 2015

    Young MSM in the US less likely to be tested for HIV

    Young US men who have sex with men have the highest risk for HIV infection, but only one in five has ever been tested for HIV, a much lower rate than testing for non-adolescents, reports a national Northwestern Medicine study.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0074 - HIV News 3 September 2015

    Low survival rate for HIV/HCV patients in NYC

    About a quarter of people in a New York City cohort who had HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) died over a ten-year period – a 'strikingly low' survival rate.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0074 - HIV News 3 September 2015

    Risk of preterm delivery and low birth weight for pregnant women on HAART

    Highly active ART (HAART) before or during pregnancy may increase the risk for adverse birth outcomes, such as preterm delivery and low birth weight, compared with other ART for HIV.

  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0073 - HIV News 26 August 2015

    Agricultural intervention improves HIV outcomes in Kenya

    A multifaceted farming intervention can reduce food insecurity while improving HIV outcomes in patients in Kenya, according to a randomised, controlled trial.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0073 - HIV News 26 August 2015

    High risks of HIV and unintended pregnancies among adolescent women

    Two-thirds of adolescent women worldwide do not have access to contraceptives, according to a Guttmacher Institute report.
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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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