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 0146 – HIV News 16 March 2017

    Dolutegravir + single other drug can work as maintenance therapy

    Dolutegravir used alone without other antiretrovirals was unable to keep viral load suppressed in some people who switched from a standard three-drug combination regimen.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0146 – HIV News 16 March 2017

    MRI to identify HIV persistence in brain despite effective drug Tx

    University College London scientists have developed a way to use MRI scans to help identify when HIV persists in the brain despite effective drug treatment.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0146 – HIV News 16 March 2017

    ‘Test and treat’ strategy successfully getting more people onto ARVs

    After a second wave of intensive household testing, a large study of the 'test and treat' strategy in Zambia is diagnosing more people with HIV, getting more people onto treatment and reducing the time between diagnosis and starting treatment.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0146 – HIV News 16 March 2017

    Study looks at hypertension in sub-Saharan patients with HIV

    Traditional cardiovascular risk factors predicted incident hypertension in a sub-Saharan Africa study, but no association was observed with immunological or antiretroviral treatment status.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0145 - HIV News 9 March 2017

    New WHO guidance on hormonal contraception for women at high HIV risk

    WHO states “there continues to be evidence of a possible increased risk of HIV among progestogen-only injectable users.” Based on this possibility and women’s right to informed choice, the WHO has changed the grade from “use without restriction” to “benefits outweigh theoretical or proven risks”.
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Our Research


March Research Presentations

At the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation’s (DTHF) March research meeting, we had the pleasure of not one, but two presentations. The …
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Undetectable HIV is Untransmittable

Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) strongly endorses the Prevention Access Campaign (PAC) core message: Undetectable HIV is Untransmittable HIV (U=U). …
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DTHF receives the Ubuntu Social Responsibility Award 2017

DTHF received the UBUNTU Award for Social Responsibility at a gala event in Cape Town on 17th February.   The evening …
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The Zimele Project: Launch

This January, there was a buzz of excitement at Philippi Village as 120 new staff members arrived ready to make …
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Our Projects

Sensitivity Training

Free Sensitisation Training Manuals The sensitisation training manual and programme focuses on supporting health care workers in providing better services …
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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