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Fixed Dose Combination Pill for HIV treatment

17 October 2014

Selected public sector AIDS patients will start to take simplified ARV treatment of just one pill a day to manage their infection. The South African National AIDS Council(SANAC)welcomes this change in treatment protocols by the Department of Health. The Council hopes that this will encourage patients to stay on treatment, thus reducing the incidences of non-compliance and non-adherence. Find out...

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Hannan-Crusaid Treatment Centre

17 October 2014

Children who are infected with HIV need particular support and encouragement if they are to manage their health. It is important that an attractive, child-friendly environment is created to encourage the youth to return for assessment and to receive their medication. The clinic runs a dedicated adolescent programme for older children and youth on Tuesdays and a paediatric service for younger child...

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2013 Pride Cape Town

14 October 2014

Pride 2013 Cape Town 2013 Pride kicked off on Saturday 2nd of March in Green Point on the theme "Sibanye, We are One, Saam Wees". The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation's Men Division brought together 50 LGBTI youth from Khayelitsha, Masiphumelele, Paarl, Delft and Philippi, to participate in the parade, assist at our stand, and enjoy the day. This annual event brings together people from all over Sou...

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Generous Donation from Minus 40 (Pty) Ltd

14 October 2014

Refrigeration is an important component of medical research. Steve Davison, Director of Minus 40 (Pty) Ltd, a specialised refrigeration company, has donated four vaccine refrigerators worth more than R100,000 to the DTHF.   Pharmacist, Nicola Killa and Peter Hurst, Marketing Director Minus 40, shake hands in front of one of the the new fridges in the Clinical Trials Unit, with Professor Linda-Ga...

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EU Commissioner visits Emavundleni

14 October 2014

Ms Geoghegan-Quinn was received by Dr Surita Roux, Director the Centre, and DTHF Chief of Operations, Professor Linda-Gail Bakker.    The delegation were brought up to date on the challenges related to HIV and the encouraging advances being made by medical research, especially in South Africa where HIV prevalence remains the highest in the world after Swaziland.

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Freshlyground support Sizophila Counsellors

14 October 2014

The members of the popular South African band, Freshlyground, have been outstanding supporters of the DTHF over many years. Their special interest is the vital role that counsellors play in supporting those living with HIV. "Getting tested should be all part of the rhythm of life", says Zolani Mahola, lead singer in the band. Freshlyground are enthusiastic supporters of the DTHF Sizophila Counsell...

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