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 0079 - HIV News 8 October 2015

    WHO releases new guidelines on HIV treatment

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued sweeping new guidelines that worldwide could put 9m more people on HIV drugs.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0079 - HIV News 8 October 2015

    ‘Event driven’ PrEP preferred

    A US and Canada survey reveals that on the whole HIV-negative men would rather take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) intermittently.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0079 - HIV News 8 October 2015

    The exclusion of women from clinical trials

    Although women make up roughly half of HIV cases, they remain largely excluded from clinical trials testing drugs, vaccines and potential cures for the virus.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0079 - HIV News 8 October 2015

    Yale video shows in real time how HIV spreads

    A Yale University team devised a way to watch how retroviruses like HIV actually spread in in a living organism.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0079 - HIV News 8 October 2015

    Robustness of SA’s HIV test kits questioned

    The robustness of the screening processes for SA's HIV test kits has been called into question following revelations of up to 69% false positives.
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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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Our Projects

Sensitivity Training

Key Populations Integrated Sensitivity Training Programme The Men’s team leads the development of a health care worker sensitization training manual …
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The Tutu Tester

The Tutu Tester mobile unit provides a free comprehensive health service to under serviced communities. It is in the field …
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Adult HIV Educational Programme

The manual for this distance learning course for doctors and nurses was updated in July 2015 to reflect the latest policies …
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Ground-breaking HIV Study Results

Starting antiretroviral treatment early has substantial health benefits for those living with HIV. The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) Clinical …
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Partnership with Alere Africa

Tom Lindsay, President of Alere Africa, has signed an agreement to sponsor the Tutu Teen Truck mobile unit (formerly the …
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Fighting the Good Fight

Prof Linda-Gail Bekker, has been featured in the May 2015 issue of VAX, the Bulletin on AIDS Vaccine Research, as …
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New co-chair of the Community Working Group for HPTN

Ntando Yola, Education and Community Engagement Manager at the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) has been elected to serve as the …
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