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 217 – HIV News 16 August 2018

    Another 2-drug HIV antiretroviral regimen emerges

    New data show that dolutegravir in combination with lamivudine could be an option both for treatment-naїve patients and and as a switch strategy for patients with viral suppression
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 217 – HIV News 16 August 2018

    HIV-positive drug users on opioid substitution treatment spend less time with detectable viral load

    People on methadone maintenance treatment spent less time with a detectable viral load above 1,500 copies/ml, potentially reducing the risk of HIV transmission.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 217 – HIV News 16 August 2018

    Surprise HIV finding in SA circumcision study

    Study finds that medically circumcised older men in Mpumalanga had a higher rate of HIV than uncircumcised men.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 216 – HIV News 09 August 2018

    Dolutegravir brings faster viral suppression in late pregnancy

    Among women presenting to routine antenatal clinics in Kampala, Uganda and Cape Town, South Africa with undiagnosed HIV in late pregnancy, viral load suppression was faster in those starting dolutegravir.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 216 – HIV News 09 August 2018

    Reproductive health needs of women with HIV in SSA

    The needs for safe conception services and a wider choice of contraception for women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa were highlighted recently at the 22nd International AIDS Conference.
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Our Research


Commemorating Professor Bongani Mayosi

30 July 2018 Commemorating Professor Bongani Mayosi South Africa has lost a great physician. Professor Bongani Mayosi was an eminent cardiologist …
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IAS-Lancet Commission Report

Lancet Commission Report”This week, we publish a new International AIDS Society (IAS)–Lancet Commission report: Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV …
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Demand Creation Challenge Winners Announced

The Insight to Impact: Demand Creation Challenge was dedicated to awarding innovative, disruptive, and compelling HIV prevention communications campaigns. Campaigns …
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Adolescent Youth Health Policy Short Course

We are excited to announce we are running the Adolescent Youth Health Policy Short Course for the SECOND YEAR. The …
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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.

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