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 0085 - HIV News 19 November 2015

    Low-volume GPs deliver poorer ART outcomes

    Patients of doctors treating fewer than 20 HIV-positive outpatients per year had sub-optimal ART outcomes, and also received poor quality of care, found a US study.

  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0085 - HIV News 19 November 2015

    IAPAC’s best practice guidelines issued

    The International Association of Practitioners in AIDS Care (IAPAC), has issued a set of guidelines that aims to establish a common set of best practices to ensure that as many people living with HIV as possible are diagnosed, cared for, receive treatment and achieve undetectable viral loads.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0085 - HIV News 19 November 2015

    Biomarkers predict post-treatment controllers

    Only four out of nearly 5000 people receiving care at US military facilities were found to exhibit immune control after starting ART, achieving viral suppression and interrupting treatment. A related study identified several biomarkers that may help predict who will be post-treatment controllers.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0085 - HIV News 19 November 2015

    Support for expanding PrEP

    The rate of acquiring HIV was extremely low in a study where pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication was dispensed.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0085 - HIV News 19 November 2015

    Counselling significantly reduces risk

    Counselling for HIV sero-discordant couples can achieve significant reductions in risk behaviour, according to the results of a Ugandan study.
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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 July 2015 to reflect the latest policies …
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Ground-breaking HIV Study Results

Starting antiretroviral treatment early has substantial health benefits for those living with HIV. The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) Clinical …
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Partnership with Alere Africa

Tom Lindsay, President of Alere Africa, has signed an agreement to sponsor the Tutu Teen Truck mobile unit (formerly the …
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Fighting the Good Fight

Prof Linda-Gail Bekker, has been featured in the May 2015 issue of VAX, the Bulletin on AIDS Vaccine Research, as …
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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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