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 0199 – HIV News 12 April 2018

    MIC releases ART and TB adverse drug reactions booklet

    The UCT Medicines Information Centre booklet has useful, simple algorithms on how to treat patients on ARVs and/or TB treatment, who develop adverse drug reactions – rash, kidney injury and liver injury.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0199 – HIV News 12 April 2018

    TAF + FTC as good as ABC + 3TC

    For patients infected with HIV-1, tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) plus emtricitabine (FTC) has a renal and bone safety profile similar to that of abacavir (ABC) plus lamivudine (3TC)
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0199 – HIV News 12 April 2018

    Violence impacts on HIV treatment adherence in SA

    Adolescents living with HIV in SA are less likely to be adherent to their HIV treatment after experiencing or witnessing violence in the home, in school or in a healthcare environment.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0199 – HIV News 12 April 2018

    Defining risk factors for mortality in patients with low CD4s

    Mortality in people with a low CD4 cell count at the time of HIV diagnosis is associated with a group of risk factors including a high number of symptoms, weight loss, poor mobility, self-care issues and some abnormal laboratory findings.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0199 – HIV News 12 April 2018

    Peer navigation helps HIV-positive released prisoners

    HIV-positive inmates who receive healthcare navigation services from peer mentors stand a better chance at maintaining long-term viral suppression after their release from incarceration.
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Our Research


Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.

Scientists from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) based at the University of Cape Town and the Desmond Tutu …
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Measuring Early Treatment Adherence (META) Study: What We Found

The DTHF team at the Gugulethu Research Offices (GRO) under the direction of local Principal Investigator, Assoc Professor Catherine Orrell, …
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20,000 Moments Condoms Donated to Women of Worth

Many young South Africans do not know that contraceptives are available. The shipment of more than 20 000 Coral Healthcare condoms has …
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Apply for the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Opportunity for Clinicians

The Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme: Experts in HIV Service Delivery is a two-year fellowship for five sub-Saharan African clinicians. This …
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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