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Commemorating Professor Bongani Mayosi

31 July 2018

30 July 2018 Commemorating Professor Bongani Mayosi South Africa has lost a great physician. Professor Bongani Mayosi was an eminent cardiologist and cardiac researcher and at 51 there was still so much he might have contributed to medical knowledge.    Bongani held himself, his profession and those in his circle to a high standard that put the patient and excellent h...

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IAS-Lancet Commission Report

23 July 2018

Lancet Commission Report''This week, we publish a new International AIDS Society (IAS)–Lancet Commission report: Advancing ...

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Demand Creation Challenge Winners Announced

5 July 2018

The Insight to Impact: Demand Creation Challenge was dedicated to awarding innovative, disruptive, and compelling HIV prevention communications campaigns. Campaigns included short-...

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Adolescent Youth Health Policy Short Course

3 July 2018

We are excited to announce we are running the Adolescent Youth Health Policy Short Course for the SECOND YEAR. The course will run from 3-7 September in Cape Town, South Africa. Applications are now open! ...

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HVTN 100 Clinical Trial Findings Advance HIV Vaccine Research and Development

28 June 2018

An HIV vaccine regimen tested in an early-phase clinical trial elicited robust immune responses that appeared to be stronger than those observed in a landmark 2009 study showing that a vaccine can protect people from HIV infection.  These findings from the ongoing Phase I/II HVTN 100 study were published on June 10 in ...

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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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