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 0060 - HIV News 27 May 2015

    Lower dose of Tenofovir safe and effective in renal impairment

    A reduced tenofovir (Viread) dose of 150mg daily appears to be a safe and effective treatment for people with HIV who have moderate renal impairment, investigators from Thailand report.

  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0060 - HIV News 27 May 2015

    Viral suppression with 85% adherence rates

    Some modern treatment regimens can achieve viral suppression with adherence rates as low as 85%, investigators from the US Veteran Ageing Cohort Study report.

  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0060 - HIV News 27 May 2015

    Microclinics improve rural HIV care

    A study found significant benefits to microclinics – an innovative intervention that mobilised rural Kenyan HIV patients' informal social networks to support their staying in care.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0058 - HIV News 13 May 2015

    High Hepatitis C rate in African HIV patients

    In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers found high levels of infection with hepatitis C (HCV) across Africa, particularly in people infected with HIV.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0058 - HIV News 13 May 2015

    The National Student Sexual Health, HIV Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour Survey (2014)

    The first SA National Student Sexual Health HIV Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour Survey has highlighted some complacency in how HIV-Aids is tackled at higher education institutions.
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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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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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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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