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 0187 – HIV News 18 January 2018

    HIV prevention pill ‘woefully underused’

    From gritty neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles to clinics in Kenya and Brazil, health workers are trying to popularise a pill that has proven highly effective in preventing HIV but which – in their view – remains woefully underused.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0187 – HIV News 18 January 2018

    Despite HIV risk, withdrawing Depo-Provera could increase material mortality

    Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study has shown.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0187 – HIV News 18 January 2018

    UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals short of projections in Africa survey

    Fewer than half of the adolescent girls and young women living with HIV who were tested for the virus as part of door-to-door surveys across communities in seven African countries were already aware of their infection, according to findings released by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0187 – HIV News 18 January 2018

    New surveillance model to improve HIV treatment strategies

    A study that seeks to better ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0184 – HIV News 14 December 2017

    New Tool: Management of suspected drug-induced rash, kidney injury and liver injury in patients on TB treatment and/or ART

    A new University of Cape Town clinical tool on how to manage drug-induced ADRs in patients on ARVs and/or TB treatment - is available free for download. The booklet has useful, simple algorithms on how to treat patients on ARVs and/or TB treatment, who develop adverse drug reactions – rash, kidney injury and liver injury.
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Our Research


20,000 Moments Condoms Donated to Women of Worth

Many young South Africans do not know that contraceptives are available. The shipment of more than 20 000 Coral Healthcare condoms has …
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Apply for the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Opportunity for Clinicians

The Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme: Experts in HIV Service Delivery is a two-year fellowship for five sub-Saharan African clinicians. This …
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Butler’s Pizza for World AIDS Day

On December 1st, World AIDS Day 2017, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (Cape Town, South Africa) partnered with Butler’s Pizza. Butler’s pizza …
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Students at High Risk of HIV Infection Regard Themselves as ‘Safe’

In sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women between the ages of 15-24 accounted for 25% of new HIV infections …
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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