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 0141 - HIV News 9 February 2017

    Legalisation of sex work helps reduce HIV incidence

    Countries that have legalised some aspects of sex work have fewer sex workers with HIV than countries that criminalise all aspects of sex work, according to an analysis of 27 European nations.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0141 - HIV News 9 February 2017

    SA’s radical plan to tackle HIV in sex workers

    A three-year SA initiative promises to reach 70,000 sex workers through 1,000 peer educators, reports Al Jazeera.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0141 - HIV News 9 February 2017

    HIV risk-taking behaviour by older adults in SA

    Older adults are sexually active and report risk behaviour consistent with HIV transmission, found a Mpumalanga, South Africa, study.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0141 - HIV News 9 February 2017

    SA students prefer to self-test for HIV

    SA students would rather self-test at home for HIV than go to a health facility, reports The Times.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0141 - HIV News 9 February 2017

    Need for more pragmatism over drug use – SA expert

    There is a strong need for greater awareness of pragmatic, inclusive approaches to drug use, says Shaun Shelly, People Who Use Drugs advocacy manager for the TB HIV Care Association.

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Our Research


DTHF receives the Ubuntu Social Responsibility Award 2017

DTHF received the UBUNTU Award for Social Responsibility at a gala event in Cape Town on 17th February.   The evening …
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The Zimele Project: Launch

This January, there was a buzz of excitement at Philippi Village as 120 new staff members arrived ready to make …
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HIV Vaccine Trial to be launched in South Africa

“We’ve never treated our way out of an epidemic. There’s no doubt we have to have primary prevention alongside treatment …
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9 Steps to an HIV Prevention Revolution in Resource-Limited Settings

It’s 3 decades into the war with HIV/AIDS and so far 78 million have been infected and 39 million people …
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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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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