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 0068 - HIV News 15 July 2015

    WHO to issue new HIV treatment guidelines

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) will issue new HIV treatment guidelines later this year recommending treatment for all, regardless of CD4 cell count.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0068 - HIV News 15 July 2015

    Three second-line ART regimens equally effective

    Three second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens are equally safe and effective for patients in Africa, investigators report.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0068 - HIV News 15 July 2015

    Latest Antiretroviral Pipeline Report

    The antiretroviral pipeline features compounds in phase II/III development that might bring important improvements for treatment. These include Gilead Science’s TAF and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir (in oral and long-acting injection formulations). Of particular interest for the important group of people with resistance to current drugs, Bristol-Myers Squibb has an attachment inhibitor, fostemsavir, and a maturation inhibitor, BMS-955176, and Merck is progressing with the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) doravirine.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0068 - HIV News 15 July 2015

    Successful adherence to PrEP in SA

    A clinical study at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation’s funded by the US National Institutes of Health has found that young, single black women in South Africa adhered to a daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimen.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0068 - HIV News 15 July 2015

    Latest Pipeline Report on Hepatitis C

    The evolution of hepatitis C virus treatment has been 'swift, dazzling, and unprecedented'.
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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 June 2014. The aim of the …
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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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