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 0069 - 29 July 2015

    Empiric TB treatment in advanced HIV not better than giving ART and isoniazid

    Giving treatment for tuberculosis to all people with very advanced HIV disease at the time they start antiretroviral therapy, before a laboratory diagnosis of TB does not reduce the risk of death compared to giving antiretroviral therapy and isoniazid preventive therapy.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0069 - 29 July 2015

    One in 10 living with HIV – Stats SA

    Around one in 10 South Africans are living with HIV, according to the latest report by Statistics SA.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0069 - 29 July 2015

    Paying to prevent HIV has mixed results

    Two large African trials on cash pay-outs to prevent HIV delivered mixed results. Both were based on research that has shown the longer a young girl remains in school, the less likely she is to get HIV.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0069 - 29 July 2015

    Doravirine as effective as efavirenz

    Merck's doravirine was found to be as effective as efavirenz at suppressing HIV replication and half as many study participants experienced drug-related side-effects, as well as being less likely to stop treatment prematurely.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0069 - 29 July 2015

    HIV maturation inhibitor well-tolerated

    The next-generation HIV maturation inhibitor BMS-955176 was well-tolerated and suppressed HIV viral load as well as standard antiretroviral therapy when used in a combination with atazanavir (Reyataz) in a 28-day study.
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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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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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