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 226 – HIV News 18 October 2018

    Kindness and time are key factors in treatment retention in SA adolescents

    Experiencing kindness from health staff, having someone to attend clinics with, and not being rushed in appointments are among a handful of factors strongly associated with adolescents in SA staying on HIV treatment.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 226 – HIV News 18 October 2018

    PrEP prescriptions low due to unfamiliarity and attitudes

    The use of PrEP remains low in primary care settings, with only 14% of residents polled at East Carolina University not even having heard of the HIV-preventive treatment.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 226 – HIV News 18 October 2018

    Long-acting injectable implant shows promise

    An ultra-long-acting, injectable, and removable formulation of dolutegravir has proved effective in animal models.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 226 – HIV News 18 October 2018

    ART reduces neurocognitive impairment risk

    Initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) may reduce the risk for neurocognitive impairment in patients living with HIV, according to study results.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 225 – HIV News 11 October 2018

    HIV risk behaviour research challenges stereotypical ‘sugar daddy’ image

    The male partners of adolescent girls and young women in Swaziland and South Africa report substantial HIV risk behaviours, but the data also challenge the stereotypical image of a 'sugar daddy', say researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the US.
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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.

Visit the Youth Centre