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 222 – HIV News 20 September 2018

    Symptom screen less likely to detect active TB in people on ART

    The four-symptom screen for active tuberculosis (TB) is less likely to detect active TB in people taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) and may be improved by the additional use of a chest x-ray, according to a World Health Organisation, systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 222 – HIV News 20 September 2018

    Innovative delivery implant for long-term PrEP administration

    A nanochannel delivery implant can deliver pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) antiretrovirals drugs subcutaneously, according to study results.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 222 – HIV News 20 September 2018

    Medication adherence in HIV/AIDS

    The rate of adherence to HIV therapy in North America is a mere 55%. A study found that side effects, dosing regimen, poor partner support, depressive symptoms, and alcohol consumption all play a role in non-adherence.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 217 – HIV News 16 August 2018

    Another 2-drug HIV antiretroviral regimen emerges

    New data show that dolutegravir in combination with lamivudine could be an option both for treatment-naїve patients and and as a switch strategy for patients with viral suppression
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 217 – HIV News 16 August 2018

    HIV-positive drug users on opioid substitution treatment spend less time with detectable viral load

    People on methadone maintenance treatment spent less time with a detectable viral load above 1,500 copies/ml, potentially reducing the risk of HIV transmission.
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Our Research


Commemorating Professor Bongani Mayosi

30 July 2018 Commemorating Professor Bongani Mayosi South Africa has lost a great physician. Professor Bongani Mayosi was an eminent cardiologist …
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IAS-Lancet Commission Report

Lancet Commission Report”This week, we publish a new International AIDS Society (IAS)–Lancet Commission report: Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV …
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Demand Creation Challenge Winners Announced

The Insight to Impact: Demand Creation Challenge was dedicated to awarding innovative, disruptive, and compelling HIV prevention communications campaigns. Campaigns …
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Adolescent Youth Health Policy Short Course

We are excited to announce we are running the Adolescent Youth Health Policy Short Course for the SECOND YEAR. The …
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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.

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