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 0164 – HIV News 20 July 2017

    SA HIV clinicians release 2017 HIV treatment guidelines

    The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society has released the new HIV treatment guidelines for 2017.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0164 – HIV News 20 July 2017

    HIV Drug Pipeline Report 2017

    Although only one new drug was approved this year, several key generic approvals are perhaps just as important, making it a lively year for HIV research, reports i-base.

  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0164 – HIV News 20 July 2017

    Specialist ATMs to dispense ARVs

    People living with HIV/Aids as they will now be able to collect their medicine at shopping malls thanks to the introduction of special ATM machines, Health-e News reports.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0164 – HIV News 20 July 2017

    Most people taking on ART will not experience viral rebound

    British investigators have determined that a substantial proportion of people with HIV who are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) will not experience viral rebound during their lifetime.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0163 – HIV News 13 July 2017

    Incomplete viral suppression at 6 months increases 10-year mortality risk

    A viral load as low as 400 copies/ml six months after starting HIV therapy is associated with a substantial ten-year mortality risk.
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Our Research


Second Quarter Newsletter

IAVI #YOUTHTALK Workshop 9th/10th May 2017 For the second year, the International AIDS Vaccine Alliance (IAVI) partnered with us to host an …
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Prudence Mabele: A Tribute

Prudence Mabele: Tribute We have lost a champion. Prudence Mabele will always be remembered for being the first black woman …
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PEPFAR: Oh what good you have done!

In 1982, the first case of HIV was reported in South Africa. Thereafter the unerring march of AIDS and death …
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Heart disease and living with HIV

HIV is no longer the death sentence it once was: antiretroviral therapy (ARTs) have become so sophisticated that HIV-infected people …
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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

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