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 0156 - HIV News 25 May 2017

    Low rates of infection for workers exposed to HCV and HIV

    Occupational exposure to hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV on the part of health care workers rarely leads to infection.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0156 - HIV News 25 May 2017

    Tenofovir reduces mother-to-child transmission of HBV

    Administering tenofovir to pregnant women with a hepatitis B virus (HBV) high viral load during the 2nd or 3rd trimester reduced rates of mother-to-child transmission.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0156 - HIV News 25 May 2017

    Routine male pot smokers with HIV have higher CVD risk

    Middle-aged men living with HIV who smoke pot routinely have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with their peers.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0156 - HIV News 25 May 2017

    Positive outcomes from drug addiction Tx and perinatal HIV prevention

    A Kenyan programme offering medication-assisted drug addiction treatment and services aimed at preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission led to improved outcomes for opioid-dependent HIV-positive mothers and their babies.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0155 - HIV News 18 May 2017

    Life expectancy normalises within a year

    A large study of people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy found substantial improvements in life expectancy in people with HIV who started ART after 2008, even in their first year of therapy, reports AIDSMAP.
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Our Research


Closing in on Airborne TB

We were very fortunate to have Professor Robin Wood and Dr Keren Middelkoop, both from the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation …
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Medical Male Circumcision Uptake to Prevent HIV

The last research meeting of April was on the subject of medical male circumcision (MMC), hosted by Nathan Beijneveld. He presented …
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GeneXpert well received by adolescents

The final March research presentation was hosted by Andrea Mendelsohn and Shabaana Osman. Mendelsohn presented the first portion of an …
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22 April: Earth Day & the March for Science

Why is there a March for Science this Saturday? 22 April marks Earth Day and the anniversary of the birth …
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Our Projects

Desmond Tutu HIV Centre: Postgraduate Diploma in TB-HIV Medicine

Overview Apply online Faculty Handbook The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and the University of Cape Town are proud to present …
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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