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 Trials Unit has been a major participant in an important international clinical trial.  The results were released on 27th May and will have a considerable impact on the management of HIV treatment in the future.…

Partnership with Alere Africa

Tom Lindsay, President of Alere Africa, has signed an agreement to sponsor the Tutu Teen Truck mobile unit (formerly the Tutu Treater).   He is seen here with DTHF Youth Centre interns, Ntokoza Stofile, Phutuma Thole and Keziah Quimpe, with Professor Linda-Gail Bekker. Currently Cape Town is experiencing not only an HIV but also a STI…

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 one of five prominent women scientists from across the world, who are making a difference in the fight against AIDS. Prof Bekker  is the President-Elect of the International AIDS Society, and is the first woman…

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.   This innovative tool was developed by the FPI Project team and is an outcome of the FP Refresher workshops that the team has been engaged in in partnership with the Western Cape Province Department of…

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 interest in the outcomes of the conference was to understand how new bio-medical HIV treatment and prevention interventions might be transferred from the science of clinical trials to the end user in the broader community.…

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 April. They are using this platform to promote the DTHF Tutu Tester ‘Health on Wheels’ project through a gateway www.agsmovers.com/connect In addition to providing an exceptional online landing page, AGS are providing more than 600 conference…

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 Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom. This is in recognition for his substantial contribution to the fight against tuberculosis. The Weber-Parkes Trust Medal was founded in 1895 by a gift from Dr Hermann Weber in…

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 Beyrer as its new President for the next two years and Dr Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, DTMH, FCP (SA), PhD as the new President-Elect. Linda-Gail Bekker is Deputy Director and Professor of Medicine at the Desmond…