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 0114 - HIV News 7 July 2016

    Prenatal testing and the risk of vertical transmission

    For pregnant women with HIV infection, invasive prenatal testing does not increase the risk of vertical transmission, found an Italian study.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0114 - HIV News 7 July 2016

    Blood tests to predict neuro-cognitive decline in HIV patients

    A combination of simple, routine blood tests may be able to predict which people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to neuro-cognitive decline, according to US research.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0113 - HIV News 30 June 2016

    New global models on HIV drug recommendations outperform genotyping and African models

    New global computer models published this week predict how patients whose HIV therapy is failing will respond to any new combination of drugs, with the highest accuracy to date.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0113 - HIV News 30 June 2016

    ART averts 161,000 opportunistic infections a year among children

    Antiretroviral therapy is averting more than 161,000 opportunistic infections a year among HIV-positive children in low- and middle-income countries and is saving $17 million annually, a meta-analysis shows, reports aidsmap.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0113 - HIV News 30 June 2016

    FDA updates for Darunavir in pregnant HIV-positive women

    The US Food and Drug Administration recently updated its testing and dosage recommendations for Prezista in pregnant women with HIV, reports Healio.
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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 Key Population Research Department leads the development of a health care worker sensitization …
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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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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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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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