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 0113 - HIV News 30 June 2016

    Ending AIDS in South Africa is ‘ambitious but plausible’

    “You have to have chutzpah, arrogance and a dash of delusion.” The necessary qualities required for a working professional in the field of HIV/Aids according to Linda-Gail Bekker, deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, chief operating officer of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and professor of medicine at the University of Cape Town.
  • 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.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0112 - HIV News 22 June 2016

    Humanised monoclonal antibody as standalone treatment

    Findings from a phase 2b trial of PRO 140, a humanised monoclonal antibody, suggest the treatment could be used as a standalone therapy in place of ART for some patients.

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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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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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