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 0055 - HIV News 22 April 2015

    Annual CD4 count monitoring suffices for some

    Annual CD4 count monitoring may be sufficient for people taking antiretroviral treatment who have a suppressed viral load and a CD4 count above 250 cells/mm3, investigators report.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0055 - HIV News 22 April 2015

    High BP finding in HIV kids ‘alarming’

    An Emory University study found the prevalence for high blood pressure was 'a potentially alarming' 20% among a cohort of children with HIV.

  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0055 - HIV News 22 April 2015

    Statin trial to test cardio risk in HIV patients

    Researchers have begun enrolling participants in a multi-centre international clinical trial to test whether statin administration can reduce the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease, in people with HIV.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0054 - HIV News 15 April 2015

    US updates HIV treatment guidelines

    The US Department of Health has released updated HIV treatment guidelines that remove Atripla and Norvir–boosted Reyataz plus Truvada from 'recommended' regimens for treatment-naive people with HIV to an 'alternative' category.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0054 - HIV News 15 April 2015

    Gilead files for drug combination approval

    Gilead Sciences has filed for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new version of the dual-combination HIV antiretroviral (ARV) Truvada containing tenofovir alafenamide fumarate which is less toxic to the bones and kidneys.
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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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Launch of Contraceptive Choices Flipchart

The DTHF Family Planning Integration into HIV Care and Treatment Services Project (FPI Project) has launched the Contraceptive Choices Flipchart.  …
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Professors Robin Wood and Linda–Gail Bekker have won the 2014 Alan Pifer Award

The Alan Pifer Award was granted to them for excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV–related diseases and infections …
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Panel Discussions at CROI – Brian Kanyemba

Brian Kanyemba from the DTHF Men’s Division attended the Co-infections, Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections conference in Seattle February 2015.   His …
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AGS promotes ‘Health on Wheels’

AGS Movers are platinum sponsors of the annual FIDI international conference to be held in Cape Town 29th March – 1st …
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