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 0191 – HIV News 15 February 2018

    FDA approves new single tablet ARV containing the HIV integrase inhibitor bictegravir

    Bictegravir is combined with two nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors: emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), the new kidney- and bone-friendly formulation of tenofovir.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0191 – HIV News 15 February 2018

    Interpersonal psychotherapy delivered to HIV patients telephonically

    Tele-interpersonal psychotherapy provides longer-term depression relief in depressed rural people living with HIV.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0190 – HIV News 08 February 2018

    Perinatal safety outcomes with atazanavir and darunavir

    Atazanavir and darunavir, two HIV protease inhibitors commonly used during pregnancy, have similar safety and activity profiles.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0190 – HIV News 08 February 2018

    In the HIV population, bone loss is greater among women

    Bone mineral density declines twice as quickly among HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0189 – HIV News 01 February 2018

    PEPFAR has had an unprecedented impact on the pandemic of HIV and AIDS

    In the long history of successful public health initiatives, such as those leading to the eradication of smallpox, the elimination of polio throughout most of the world, and the marked reduction globally in vaccine-preventable childhood diseases, few programmes have matched the impact of one that began in 2003, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR.
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Our Research


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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20,000 Moments Condoms Donated to Women of Worth

Many young South Africans do not know that contraceptives are available. The shipment of more than 20 000 Coral Healthcare condoms has …
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Apply for the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Opportunity for Clinicians

The Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme: Experts in HIV Service Delivery is a two-year fellowship for five sub-Saharan African clinicians. This …
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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