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 0076 - HIV News 1 Oct 2015

    ART is improving prognosis of older HIV patients

    The prognosis of older HIV-positive patients has improved substantially during the era of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), according to Danish research.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0076 - HIV News 1 Oct 2015

    Life-threatening comorbidities increasing

    An increasing proportion of patients with HIV are experiencing cardiovascular conditions, renal impairment and other life-threatening comorbidities.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0076 - HIV News 1 Oct 2015

    FDA’s new paediatric weight band for atazanavir

    The US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new paediatric weight band for atazanavir oral powder.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0075 - HIV News 23 Sep 2015

    Single tablet of elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir effective for HIV positive women

    An ART regimen consisting of once-daily Stribild may be safer and more effective than the standard multidrug combination treatment.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0075 - HIV News 23 Sep 2015

    Silicon vaginal ring able to release PREP drug for up to 50 days

    French researchers have developed a vaginal silicone ring that delivers molecules that act on both HIV and herpes virus.
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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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