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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 0172 – HIV News 21 September 2017

    Treating chronic pain in HIV patients

    The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America has released new guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0172 – HIV News 21 September 2017

    Smokers with HIV are 10x more likely to die from lung cancer than HIV

    People living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke cigarettes are around 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from HIV itself.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0171 – HIV News 14 September 2017

    Study looks at US youth transitioning to adult HIV care

    A US study is the largest to look at youth living with HIV transitioning from paediatric to adult care.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0171 – HIV News 14 September 2017

    Factors in failing to start ART

    A US analysis found that the demographic characteristics of patients who failed to initiate anti-retroviral therapy (ART) within two years of entering care were not as important as clinical factors.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0171 – HIV News 14 September 2017

    New recommendations on ARVs for pregnant women living with HIV

    New recommendations on antiretroviral drugs for pregnant women living with HIV can help women make more informed choices about benefits and harms, says a panel of international experts.
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DTHF NEWS AND EVENTS

Dolutegravir Access: Achieved!

At the UN General Assembly meeting Michel Sidibe, Executive Director of UNAIDS, announced that an exciting new pricing agreement has …
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Pill Fatigue in PrEP is the Biggest Challenge in Fighting HIV in Adolescents

The Plus Pills study, led by Professor Bekker, is a part of a three-part study examining PrEP use in different …
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Busting Myths about PrEP

 PrEP is an everyday pill that an HIV negative person can take to prevent getting HIV. Consistent use is essential …
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More Prevention Action Needed for MSM – The Sibanye Study

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a population at high risk of HIV infection. In order to end …
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Our Projects

Desmond Tutu HIV Centre: Postgraduate Diploma in TB-HIV Medicine

Overview Apply online Faculty Handbook The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and the University of Cape Town are proud to present …
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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
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

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