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Women of Worth graduation

13 June 2018

Graduation Day The Zimele project graduated their first group of participants from the Women of Worth programme in a ceremony held at ...

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Introducing the 2018-2019 Tutu PhD Candidate: Tracey Naledi

18 May 2018

The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation are delighted to announce the 2018-19 Tutu PhD Candidate, Tracey Naledi MBChB, FCPHM. Tracey is a public health specialist with 17 years experience in the p...

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17 May 2018: Conversations surrounding International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

17 May 2018

On the 17th of May 2018, countries around the world will gather in celebration of the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). This follows the unanimous decision made by prominent LGBTQ organisations that thi...

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Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.

20 February 2018

Scientists from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) based at the University of Cape Town and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation have presented the findings of an innovative clinical trial that provides encouraging new evidence that TB vaccines could prevent sustained TB infections in high-risk adolescents. The results were presented at the ...

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Measuring Early Treatment Adherence (META) Study: What We Found

8 February 2018

The DTHF team at the Gugulethu Research Offices (GRO) under the direction of local Principal Investigator, Assoc Professor Catherine Orrell, has been involved with this adherence study for the past three years.   The aim is to contribute to the work being undertaken on adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) to achieve an AIDS-free generation.     This is the most comprehensive study to ha...

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20,000 Moments Condoms Donated to Women of Worth

18 December 2017

Many young South Africans do not know that contraceptives are available. The shipment of more than 20 000 Coral Healthcare condoms has arrived in time for our Women of Worth (WOW) training session on sexual and reproductive health to take place next week. The condoms will be going into health packs that will be distributed to 10 000 participants who...

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Apply for the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Opportunity for Clinicians

5 December 2017

The Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme: Experts in HIV Service Delivery is a two-year fellowship for five sub-Saharan African clinicians. This initiative is...

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Butler’s Pizza for World AIDS Day

5 December 2017

On December 1st, World AIDS Day 2017, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (Cape Town, South Africa) partnered with Butler’s Pizza. Butler's pizza made fifteen pizzas per clinic to help us show our appreciation for our healthcare workers in clinics around the Klipfontein and Mitchell's Plain regions. The nurses and health workers were delighted that their ...

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Students at High Risk of HIV Infection Regard Themselves as ‘Safe’

5 December 2017

In sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women between the ages of 15-24 accounted for 25% of new HIV infections among adults in 2016. (2) Classically, this group undergoes a debut of freedom and experimentation. New pressures from peers around sex, relationships, alcohol and drugs can all put this population at higher risk of health complications, with sex...

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Buy Butler’s Pizza and Support the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation

27 November 2017

This World AIDS Day 2017, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (Cape Town, South Africa) has partnered with Butler's Pizza (website here) for World AIDS Day 2017. For the week around World AIDS Day (27 November – 3 rd December), anyone in the Cape Town Butler’s Pizza delivery zone can phone Butler’s Piz...

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