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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 0065 - 01 July 2015

    UK releases new draft treatment guidelines

    Everyone with HIV who is prepared to take antiretroviral treatment should receive it, regardless of CD4 cell count, new draft British HIV Association treatment guidelines recommend.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0065 - 01 July 2015

    SA women predisposed to contracting HIV

    Women in South Africa might be biologically predisposed to contracting HIV, explaining in part why local women are among the world's most susceptible.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0065 - 01 July 2015

    Lack of food security impacts on viral loads

    People who don't have enough food to eat are less likely to have an undetectable viral load than other people living with HIV, according to a longitudinal study from New York City.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0065 - 01 July 2015

    More schooling lessens risk of contracting HIV

    Longer secondary schooling substantially reduces the risk of contracting HIV, particularly for girls, according to new research from Botswana.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0065 - 01 July 2015

    World must ‘drastically accelerate’ efforts – UNAIDS

    Countries most affected by HIV must focus on stopping new infections and expanding access to antiretroviral treatment or risk the epidemic rebounding.
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Our Research

YOUTH CENTRE

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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DTHF NEWS AND EVENTS

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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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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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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