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 0149 - HIV News 6 April 2017

    New WHO-UNAIDS HIV strategy not feasible for Sub-Saharan Africa?

    The World Health Organisation and UNAIDS have proposed using 'treatment as prevention' to eliminate HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. But a University of California – Los Angeles study has concluded that the strategy might not be feasible.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0149 - HIV News 6 April 2017

    Positive results from nurse-led ART adherence support programme

    A randomised controlled trial conducted in the Netherlands showed that a nurse-led antiretroviral therapy adherence support programme had a significant effect on viral load and was cost-effective.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0149 - HIV News 6 April 2017

    HIV prevention pill available in Tshwane for men who have sex with men

    Men who have sex with men will soon be able to get the HIV prevention pill in Tshwane, says a Bhekisisa report.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0146 – HIV News 16 March 2017

    Dolutegravir + single other drug can work as maintenance therapy

    Dolutegravir used alone without other antiretrovirals was unable to keep viral load suppressed in some people who switched from a standard three-drug combination regimen.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0146 – HIV News 16 March 2017

    MRI to identify HIV persistence in brain despite effective drug Tx

    University College London scientists have developed a way to use MRI scans to help identify when HIV persists in the brain despite effective drug treatment.
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Our Research


GeneXpert well received by adolescents

The final March research presentation was hosted by Andrea Mendelsohn and Shabaana Osman. Mendelsohn presented the first portion of an …
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22 April: Earth Day & the March for Science

Why is there a March for Science this Saturday? 22 April marks Earth Day and the anniversary of the birth …
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March Research Presentations

At the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation’s (DTHF) March research meeting, we had the pleasure of not one, but two presentations. The …
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Undetectable HIV is Untransmittable

Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) strongly endorses the Prevention Access Campaign (PAC) core message: Undetectable HIV is Untransmittable HIV (U=U). …
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Our Projects

Sensitivity Training

Free Sensitisation Training Manuals The sensitisation training manual and programme focuses on supporting health care workers in providing better services …
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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