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 0048 - HIV News 4 March 2015

    ART and INH prophylaxis reduces morbidity

    Early HIV treatment, combined with therapy to prevent tuberculosis, sharply reduced morbidity in a randomised trial in Côte d’Ivoire.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0048 - HIV News 4 March 2015

    Maturation Inhibitor demonstrates high potency

    A second-generation HIV maturation inhibitor, BMS-955176, demonstrated good safety and high potency, including activity against viral strains that were not susceptible to an earlier drug in this class, researchers have reported.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0048 - HIV News 4 March 2015

    FDA approves single tablet regimen

    The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Triumeq, ViiV Healthcare’s single-tablet, triple-combination antiretroviral (ARV) regimen, as a first-line therapy to treat HIV.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0048 - HIV News 4 March 2015

    US-funded abstinence programmes fail

    Nearly $1.3bn spent on US-funded programmes to promote abstinence and faithfulness in sub-Saharan Africa had no significant impact, an analysis of sexual behaviour data has shown.
  • MEDICALBRIEF Issue No 0048 - HIV News 4 March 2015

    ART boosts post-operative survival rates

    Post-operative mortality rates were low among patients infected with HIV who are receiving ART, and those mortality rates were influenced as much by age and poor nutritional status as CD4 cell counts.
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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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AGS promotes ‘Health on Wheels’

AGS Movers are platinum sponsors of the annual FIDI international conference to be held in Cape Town 29th March – 1st …
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EU Commissioner & SA Minister visit CIDRI & the DTHF Youth Centre

On World AIDS Day (December 1st), a high-level delegation from the European Union and European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials …
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Weber-Parkes Trust Medal

Join us in warmly congratulating our Director, Prof Robin Wood, on his recently being awarded the Weber-Parkes Medal from the …
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IAS Governing Council 2014 – 2016

Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker is new President-Elect of the International AIDS Society The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced Dr. Chris …
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