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 0125 - HIV News 22 September 2016

    Immediate ART combo to reduce infection-related cancer risk

    Immediate initiation of combination ART can reduce the risk of infection-related cancers in newly diagnosed HIV patients,s a University of Copenhagen analysis indicated.

  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0125 - HIV News 22 September 2016

    More international support for statement on HIV transmission risks

    Leading international researchers and organisations have endorsed a consensus statement that people living with HIV who have been on ART for at least six months with an undetectable viral load have a negligible risk of sexual transmission of HIV.

  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0124 - 15 September 2016

    Significant regional disparities in cART life expectancy

    There are significant disparities in the life expectancy of HIV-positive people starting combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) between world regions, according to a meta-analysis.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0124 - 15 September 2016

    Time lag in adopting new WHO guidelines must be shortened

    There is an urgent need to shorten the time lag in adopting and implementing the new WHO guidelines recommending ‘treatment for all’ to achieve the 90-90-90 targets.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0124 - 15 September 2016

    HIV-positive gay and bisexual men more likely to be admitted with AMDs

    HIV-positive gay and bisexual men are almost 10 times more likely to be hospitalised because of anxiety and mood disorders (AMD) than men in the general population, according to Australian research.
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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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Tuberculosis in Cape Town

Cape Town alone has more TB each year than the US, Canada, UK and Germany put together. Professor Robin Wood, …
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South Africa: Virtually There, by Bill Gates

If you could shuffle all of the homes in the world like a deck of cards so that people in …
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AIDS conference 2016: Linda-Gail Bekker talks to The Conversation Africa

As the 21st International AIDS Conference wraps up in Durban, South Africa, Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, incoming International AIDS Society President, …
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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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