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HSRC Report on HIV

17 October 2014

“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 Professor Thomas Rehle, Director & ...

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Welcome to Ms Ndebele

17 October 2014

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 Inv...

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Desmond Tutu defends gay rights

17 October 2014

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 crime, to include acts such as "suggestive tou...

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Tutu Tester in Hout Bay

17 October 2014

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 Group and Discovery Health the Tutu Tester is back in service in the Mitchel...

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Adapt or Fly

17 October 2014

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 youth are benefiting from the expert guidance and outstan...

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World AIDS Day 2013

17 October 2014

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 c...

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Gogo Pillowcase Project

17 October 2014

DTHF staff – you are amazing! There was a fantastic response to provide gifts for Gogos following the request from our Patron, Mrs Leah Tutu, to give comforts to the elderly rather to gifts to her on her birthday. Twelve pillowcases stuffed with toiletries, slippers, towels, sweets, biscuits, scarves, etc. were taken to Cheshire Home and Huis Zonnekus in Milnerton. It was an opportunity fo...

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SA Medical Research Council Flagship award

17 October 2014

The MRC is offering funding for high profile medical research projects, known as “Flagship Projects” because of the possibility of their considerable impact on the health of our nation. Submissions were reviewed and two out of five chosen to receive Flagship status. The Flagship Projects are the largest medical research grants made by the MRC. The t...

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US President Obama visits Youth Centre

17 October 2014

The DTHF Youth Centre hosted President Barack Obama on Sunday 30 June 2013. The purpose of the event was to give the President a first hand experience of the impact PEPFAR funding has made on the lives of South Africans most vulnerable to HIV. At 2pm Ou Kaapseweg pass was closed to traffic and helicopters were in the air with police at every intersection on the M3. The Youth Centre was re...

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Computerworld Honors Progam Medal

17 October 2014

DTHF receives Computerworld Honors Program Medal for World Good. At a gala event in Washington DC, USA on 3rd June the DTHF was awarded the honor medal in the World Good category at the Computerworld Honors annual award ceremony. In 2012 the DTHF switched to an innovative accounting system to improve financial control and facilitate reporting to our fundi...

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Freshlyground honoured by Shared Interest

17 October 2014

The DTHF is delighted that the band Freshlyground has been honoured by the US non-profit, Shared Interest, at a glittering banquet in New York on 4th April. They were recognised for their contribution in overcoming HIV. The band has supported the Sizophila counsellors at the DTHF for many years. On receiving the award Simon Attwell, Freshlyground spokesperson said, "The guys at the DTHF really ...

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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 combination 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-adhere...

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