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 0171 – HIV News 14 September 2017

    Study looks at US youth transitioning to adult HIV care

    A US study is the largest to look at youth living with HIV transitioning from paediatric to adult care.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0171 – HIV News 14 September 2017

    Factors in failing to start ART

    A US analysis found that the demographic characteristics of patients who failed to initiate anti-retroviral therapy (ART) within two years of entering care were not as important as clinical factors.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0171 – HIV News 14 September 2017

    New recommendations on ARVs for pregnant women living with HIV

    New recommendations on antiretroviral drugs for pregnant women living with HIV can help women make more informed choices about benefits and harms, says a panel of international experts.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0171 – HIV News 14 September 2017

    Dolutegravir may link to serious depression

    Severe depression may be a side-effect of treatment with the anti-HIV drug dolutegravir, according to clinicians from The Netherlands, who report two cases of rapid onset of serious depression after initiation of therapy with the drug.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0170 – HIV News 07 September 2017

    Better retention for HIV patients who have six-month clinic visits

    Patients receiving care for HIV who were scheduled for clinic visits every six months were less likely to show up late, miss visits, have gaps in treatment, and drop off treatment rolls than patients scheduled every three months.
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Our Research


Pill Fatigue in PrEP is the Biggest Challenge in Fighting HIV in Adolescents

The Plus Pills study, led by Professor Bekker, is a part of a three-part study examining PrEP use in different …
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Busting Myths about PrEP

 PrEP is an everyday pill that an HIV negative person can take to prevent getting HIV. Consistent use is essential …
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More Prevention Action Needed for MSM – The Sibanye Study

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a population at high risk of HIV infection. In order to end …
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Why do Some Children Struggle to Adhere to HIV Treatment?

This week, we were fortunate to have a visit from Sabine Van Elsland from the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy …
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Our Projects

Desmond Tutu HIV Centre: Postgraduate Diploma in TB-HIV Medicine

Overview Apply online Faculty Handbook The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and the University of Cape Town are proud to present …
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The Tutu Tester

HIV and TB are managed successfully in many countries around the world. Yet, millions of people are still missing care. …
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Adult HIV Educational Programme

Order a Manual Free Online Manual The aim of the HIV education programme is to improve the care of men …
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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.

Visit the Youth Centre