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 0173 - HIV News 28 September 2017

    Critical to screen for depression in people with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

    Since depression can have deleterious consequences on the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS, it is critical to encourage its screening and management, integrating these dimensions in HIV care throughout sub-Saharan Africa, a systematic review found.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0173 - HIV News 28 September 2017

    Period when MSM are potentially infectious is falling significantly

    The period during which HIV-positive men who have s ex with men (MSM) are potentially infectious fell significantly between 2007 and 2016, investigators from Australia report.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0173 - HIV News 28 September 2017

    Once daily fixed dose of ART safe in children

    A once-daily fixed-dose co-formulation of elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide was safe and efficacious in children with HIV.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0173 - HIV News 28 September 2017

    Engineered antibody that attacks HIV strains an ‘exciting breakthrough’

    Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0172 – HIV News 21 September 2017

    Treating chronic pain in HIV patients

    The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America has released new guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain.
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Our Research


Variables Affecting PrEP Adherence in Black MSM

In South Africa, there are a predicted 800 thousand to 1.8 million men who have sex with men (MSM). This …
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IAVI Fellows Research HIV Risk Perception and Hepatitis B

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has a fantastic fellowship program, and two of their fellows have been researching at …
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How Do You Do, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation?

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) has an active presence in our local communities in Cape Town. Vuyiseka Mpongoshe has …
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Building an HIV-free generation in Masiphumelele

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has several studies for young women who want to prevent HIV by taking an oral pill, …
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Our Projects

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

Overview The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and the University of Cape Town are proud to present the first online postgraduate …
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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