The Desmond Tutu
HIV Foundation

Pairing rigorous research with community-driven development, the DTHF is making a substantial contribution to service delivery and public health policy relating to HIV, tuberculosis and related infections in South Africa.

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HIV weekly news update in partnership with MedicalBrief

  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 225 – HIV News 11 October 2018

    HIV risk behaviour research challenges stereotypical ‘sugar daddy’ image

    The male partners of adolescent girls and young women in Swaziland and South Africa report substantial HIV risk behaviours, but the data also challenge the stereotypical image of a 'sugar daddy', say researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the US.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 225 – HIV News 11 October 2018

    Biktarvy is effective and safe for new HIV patients through to 96 weeks

    A US study has underscored the role of Biktarvy as a first-line treatment option for appropriate adults living with HIV who are new to therapy.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 224 – HIV News 04 October 2018

    Study shows antibodies can completely suppress HIV for several months

    Two studies in small numbers of people show for the first time that infusions of two powerful anti-HIV antibodies can completely suppress the virus for several months.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 224 – HIV News 04 October 2018

    Study confirms STIs make no difference to undetectability and infectiousness in ART

    A study in Thailand has found that people who are diagnosed with HIV and start antiretroviral therapy (ART) are no less likely than others to have an undetectable viral load if they are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 224 – HIV News 04 October 2018

    Older age and baseline kidney function the key risk factors for CKD in people with HIV

    Older age and lower baseline kidney function are the only significant risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in HIV-positive adults, investigators from Australia report.
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Our Research


Commemorating Professor Bongani Mayosi

30 July 2018 Commemorating Professor Bongani Mayosi South Africa has lost a great physician. Professor Bongani Mayosi was an eminent cardiologist …
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IAS-Lancet Commission Report

Lancet Commission Report”This week, we publish a new International AIDS Society (IAS)–Lancet Commission report: Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV …
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Demand Creation Challenge Winners Announced

The Insight to Impact: Demand Creation Challenge was dedicated to awarding innovative, disruptive, and compelling HIV prevention communications campaigns. Campaigns …
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Adolescent Youth Health Policy Short Course

We are excited to announce we are running the Adolescent Youth Health Policy Short Course for the SECOND YEAR. The …
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Our Projects

Desmond Tutu HIV Centre: Postgraduate Diploma in TB-HIV Medicine

Overview The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and the University of Cape Town are proud to present the first online postgraduate …
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The Tutu Tester

HIV and TB are managed successfully in many countries around the world. Yet, millions of people are still missing care. …
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Adult HIV Educational Programme

Order a Manual Free Online Manual The aim of the HIV education programme is to improve the care of men …
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Youth Centre
Youth Centre

The DTHF Youth Centre

The DTHF Youth Centre complex in Masiphumelele was built in response to requests from the community for a safe, recreational space for young people. DTHF surveys record a high prevalence of HIV infection among youth in the community.

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