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 0054 - HIV News 15 April 2015

    US updates HIV treatment guidelines

    The US Department of Health has released updated HIV treatment guidelines that remove Atripla and Norvir–boosted Reyataz plus Truvada from 'recommended' regimens for treatment-naive people with HIV to an 'alternative' category.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0054 - HIV News 15 April 2015

    Gilead files for drug combination approval

    Gilead Sciences has filed for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new version of the dual-combination HIV antiretroviral (ARV) Truvada containing tenofovir alafenamide fumarate which is less toxic to the bones and kidneys.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0054 - HIV News 15 April 2015

    Encouraging discovery on transmitted HIV drug resistance

    A multicentre study has identified four key mutations involved in creating strains of drug-resistant HIV, which the researchers say is spreading at a more modest rate than once feared.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0054 - HIV News 15 April 2015

    Experimental therapy reduces virus in blood

    In the first results to emerge from HIV patient trials of a new generation of so-called broadly neutralising antibodies, Rockefeller University researchers have found the experimental therapy can dramatically reduce the amount of virus present in a patient’s blood.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0054 - HIV News 15 April 2015

    Drug combination effective with syphilis

    A daily combination of high-dose amoxicillin and probenecid was an effective syphilis treatment in patients with HIV infection, according to results of a retrospective, observational study.
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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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Our Projects

Sensitivity Training

Key Populations Integrated Sensitivity Training Programme The Men’s team leads the development of a health care worker sensitization training manual …
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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 June 2014. The aim of the …
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Launch of Contraceptive Choices Flipchart

The DTHF Family Planning Integration into HIV Care and Treatment Services Project (FPI Project) has launched the Contraceptive Choices Flipchart.  …
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Professors Robin Wood and Linda–Gail Bekker have won the 2014 Alan Pifer Award

The Alan Pifer Award was granted to them for excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV–related diseases and infections …
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Panel Discussions at CROI – Brian Kanyemba

Brian Kanyemba from the DTHF Men’s Division attended the Co-infections, Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections conference in Seattle February 2015.   His …
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AGS promotes ‘Health on Wheels’

AGS Movers are platinum sponsors of the annual FIDI international conference to be held in Cape Town 29th March – 1st …
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