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 0155 - HIV News 18 May 2017

    Life expectancy normalises within a year

    A large study of people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy found substantial improvements in life expectancy in people with HIV who started ART after 2008, even in their first year of therapy, reports AIDSMAP.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0155 - HIV News 18 May 2017

    HIV+ mothers with high CD4+ counts may benefit from ART postpartum

    Mothers in the early phases of HIV infection who continued ART postpartum experienced a significantly slower rate of disease progression than those who stopped ART after delivery.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0155 - HIV News 18 May 2017

    Protease inhibitor drug suppression of HIV in semen

    Protease inhibitors may not be the best class of drug for people newly diagnosed with HIV to start treatment with, if they wish to quickly reduce their risk of passing HIV on to others, a Spanish study found.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0155 - HIV News 18 May 2017

    More HIV-positive with traditional circumcision in Lesotho

    Traditionally circumcised men are more likely to be HIV positive compared to men who underwent voluntary medical male circumcision, found a Duke study conducted in Lesotho.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0154 - HIV News 11 May 2017

    Gene-editing to eliminate HIV DNA a significant step towards human clinical trials

    For the first time, researchers have used gene-editing to eliminate HIV DNA from the genomes of three different animal models to ensure that replication of the virus was completely shut down.
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Our Research


Closing in on Airborne TB

We were very fortunate to have Professor Robin Wood and Dr Keren Middelkoop, both from the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre (DTHC), …
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Medical Male Circumcision Uptake to Prevent HIV

The last research meeting of April was on the subject of medical male circumcision (MMC), hosted by Nathan Beijneveld. He presented …
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GeneXpert well received by adolescents

The final March research presentation was hosted by Andrea Mendelsohn and Shabaana Osman. Mendelsohn presented the first portion of an …
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22 April: Earth Day & the March for Science

Why is there a March for Science this Saturday? 22 April marks Earth Day and the anniversary of the birth …
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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