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…

In Memoriam of Prof Lange

Prof Lange was based in Amsterdam and was one of the first international colleagues who helped us to get going with ART in the clinic at Somerset Hospital. He was protocol chair of the 2NN study and some of our patients alive today owe their lives to this very seminal study. Joep was larger than…

Children of the Light

Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the DTHF – Children of the Light On the 7th September Artscape Theatre Cape Town will be hosting the South African premier of the Children of the Light – a PeaceJam documentary about the life and times of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The proceeds from this event will…

Tutu Tester and Metropolitan

Metropolitan has made a substantial contribution to the Tutu Tester Project. Since its inception, in 2008 the Tutu Tester has utilised sophisticated testing equipment and trained staff, to provide the service in areas stretching from Masiphumelele in Noordhoek through to Khayelitsha. Prof Linda-Gail Bekker stated that the Tutu Tester “takes the health facility to the…

HSRC Report on HIV

“South Africa is currently implementing the largest antiretroviral treatment programme in the world. This is a very positive development. Unfortunately, with over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa also ranks first in HIV incidence in the world. There is a need to balance treatment and prevention efforts in the country,” cautioned…

Welcome to Ms Ndebele

Mpho Kathleen Ndebele is a retired professional social worker. She has served on varied boards, including the Environmental Development Agency, the National Business Initiative, Black Sash, Impumelelo Innovations Awards, Brimstone Investments and Siphumelele Investments. She was also vice–chairperson of the Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority. She has served as Non-Executive Director of Brimstone Investment Corp. Ltd…

Desmond Tutu defends gay rights

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has condemned Uganda’s proposed law against homosexuality, saying there is no scientific or moral basis ever for prejudice and discrimination – and accusing the Ugandan president of breaking a promise not to enact the law. The new law would extend the prohibitions and penalties in a country where homosexuality is already a…

Tutu Tester in Hout Bay

The DTHF colourful mobile unit, the Tutu Tester is on the road again, this time in Hout Bay. The unit provides a wellness package of health services in addition to HIV testing. International funding that had supported the project since 2008 came to an end in September 2012. Thanks to a partnership with Metropolitan Health…

Adapt or Fly

Pieter-Dirk Uys is generously giving a charity performance of his new show, Adapt or Fly, to benefit the Youth Centre. The Centre offers educational support, reproductive health services, sport, drama, art and a range of activities to equip the young people of Masiphumelele and Ocean View, Cape Town for a brighter future. More than 2000…

World AIDS Day 2013

Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institutue of Infecious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, UCT: The annual tea party given by the staff in the IIDMM cafeteria will be on Friday 29th November at 10am. Watch out for the DTHF AIDS awareness stunt to highlight this special day. Youth Centre, Masiphumelele: Iziko Museum is collaborating with the DTHF…