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 0058 - HIV News 13 May 2015

    High Hepatitis C rate in African HIV patients

    In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers found high levels of infection with hepatitis C (HCV) across Africa, particularly in people infected with HIV.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0058 - HIV News 13 May 2015

    The National Student Sexual Health, HIV Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour Survey (2014)

    The first SA National Student Sexual Health HIV Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour Survey has highlighted some complacency in how HIV-Aids is tackled at higher education institutions.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0058 - HIV News 13 May 2015

    HIV increases risk of hardening arteries

    HIV infection is associated with an increased risk of hardening of the arteries, a US study finds.

  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0057 - HIV News 6 May 2015

    Protein vaccine could boost immune system

    A vaccine containing a protein necessary for virus replication can boost an HIV-infected patient's immune system, according to recent clinical research.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0057 - HIV News 6 May 2015

    Non-disclosure has no effect on HIV outcomes

    A large UK survey found that those who chose not to disclose their HIV status were no more likely to suffer from depression or anxiety, to have difficulty adhering to ARV therapy or to have worse HIV outcomes.
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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 June 2014. The aim of the …
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Launch of Contraceptive Choices Flipchart

The DTHF Family Planning Integration into HIV Care and Treatment Services Project (FPI Project) has launched the Contraceptive Choices Flipchart.  …
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Professors Robin Wood and Linda–Gail Bekker have won the 2014 Alan Pifer Award

The Alan Pifer Award was granted to them for excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV–related diseases and infections …
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Panel Discussions at CROI – Brian Kanyemba

Brian Kanyemba from the DTHF Men’s Division attended the Co-infections, Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections conference in Seattle February 2015.   His …
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AGS promotes ‘Health on Wheels’

AGS Movers are platinum sponsors of the annual FIDI international conference to be held in Cape Town 29th March – 1st …
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