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 0047 25 February 2015

    Transmission is by ‘undiagnosed and untreated’

    Individuals infected but undiagnosed with HIV and diagnosed but not yet in medical care accounted for more than 90% of the estimated 45,000 United States HIV transmissions in 2009.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0047 25 February 2015

    Liver disease and TB common in HIV patients

    Liver disease and tuberculosis were common in a cohort of adult South African patients with HIV, according to data from a retrospective John Hopkins study.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0047 25 February 2015

    HIV vaccine trial starts in SA

    An NIH-led safety and efficacy trial of an experimental HIV vaccine regimen has begun in SA, with experimental vaccines from Sanofi Pasteur and Novartis.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0047 25 February 2015

    Novel drug candidate in fight against Aids

    Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute have announced the creation of a novel drug candidate that is so potent and universally effective against HIV, it might work as part of an unconventional vaccine.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0047 25 February 2015

    Promising treatment for HCV/HIV patients

    Two studies using interferon-free drug regimens for HIV patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) resulted in high rates of sustained virologic response, which is a lack of detectable HCV RNA at least 12 weeks after completion of treatment.
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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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EU Commissioner & SA Minister visit CIDRI & the DTHF Youth Centre

On World AIDS Day (December 1st), a high-level delegation from the European Union and European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials …
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Weber-Parkes Trust Medal

Join us in warmly congratulating our Director, Prof Robin Wood, on his recently being awarded the Weber-Parkes Medal from the …
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IAS Governing Council 2014 – 2016

Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker is new President-Elect of the International AIDS Society The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced Dr. Chris …
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In Memoriam

Prof Lange was based in Amsterdam and was one of the first international colleagues who helped us to get going …
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