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 205 – HIV News 24 May 2018

    Warning of birth defect risk to women receiving dolutegravir in early pregnancy

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)has issued a safety alert warning patients and providers about a potential risk for neural tube birth defects in babies born to women with HIV who received dolutegravir during early pregnancy.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 205 – HIV News 24 May 2018

    Possible to provide good quality public sector care to the MSM group

    A University of Cape Town study is the first to show that sexual health services targeting MSM in Africa have managed to attract MSM and other men in need of STI and HIV care.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 205 – HIV News 24 May 2018

    PHIA data provide a robust picture of country-level HIV epidemics

    Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) data provide a robust picture of country-level HIV epidemics, including the gaps in the response, and help guide future actions with precision, according to a New England Journal of Medicine analysis.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 204 – HIV News 17 May 2018

    DTHF implements innovative youth-focused health services

    The DTHF has been involved in adolescent PrEP studies, including PlusPills, the 3P project, and the ADAPT study and is running youth programmes in Philippi Village, Hannan Crusaid in Gugulethu, Masiphumelele and the mobile Tutu Teen Truck.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 204 – HIV News 17 May 2018

    No or low risk of HIV transmission from spitting and biting

    There is no risk of transmitting HIV through spitting, and the risk from biting is negligible, according to an international study.
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Our Research


Introducing the 2018-2019 Tutu PhD Candidate: Tracey Naledi

The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation are delighted to announce the 2018-19 Tutu …
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17 May 2018: Conversations surrounding International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

On the 17th of May 2018, countries around the world will gather in celebration of the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). This follows …
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Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.

Scientists from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) based at the University of Cape Town and the Desmond Tutu …
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Measuring Early Treatment Adherence (META) Study: What We Found

The DTHF team at the Gugulethu Research Offices (GRO) under the direction of local Principal Investigator, Assoc Professor Catherine Orrell, …
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Our Projects

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

Overview The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and the University of Cape Town are proud to present the first online postgraduate …
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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