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Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.

20 February 2018

Scientists from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) based at the University of Cape Town and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation have presented the findings of an innovative clinical trial that provides encouraging new evidence that TB vaccines could prevent sustained TB infections in high-risk adolescents. The results were presented at the ...

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Measuring Early Treatment Adherence (META) Study: What We Found

8 February 2018

The DTHF team at the Gugulethu Research Offices (GRO) under the direction of local Principal Investigator, Assoc Professor Catherine Orrell, has been involved with this adherence study for the past three years.   The aim is to contribute to the work being undertaken on adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) to achieve an AIDS-free generation.     This is the most comprehensive study to ha...

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20,000 Moments Condoms Donated to Women of Worth

18 December 2017

Many young South Africans do not know that contraceptives are available. The shipment of more than 20 000 Coral Healthcare condoms has arrived in time for our Women of Worth (WOW) training session on sexual and reproductive health to take place next week. The condoms will be going into health packs that will be distributed to 10 000 participants who...

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Apply for the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Opportunity for Clinicians

5 December 2017

The Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme: Experts in HIV Service Delivery is a two-year fellowship for five sub-Saharan African clinicians. This initiative is...

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Butler’s Pizza for World AIDS Day

5 December 2017

On December 1st, World AIDS Day 2017, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (Cape Town, South Africa) partnered with Butler’s Pizza. Butler's pizza made fifteen pizzas per clinic to help us show our appreciation for our healthcare workers in clinics around the Klipfontein and Mitchell's Plain regions. The nurses and health workers were delighted that their ...

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Students at High Risk of HIV Infection Regard Themselves as ‘Safe’

5 December 2017

In sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women between the ages of 15-24 accounted for 25% of new HIV infections among adults in 2016. (2) Classically, this group undergoes a debut of freedom and experimentation. New pressures from peers around sex, relationships, alcohol and drugs can all put this population at higher risk of health complications, with sex...

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Buy Butler’s Pizza and Support the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation

27 November 2017

This World AIDS Day 2017, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (Cape Town, South Africa) has partnered with Butler's Pizza (website here) for World AIDS Day 2017. For the week around World AIDS Day (27 November – 3 rd December), anyone in the Cape Town Butler’s Pizza delivery zone can phone Butler’s Piz...

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Teens Trust the Tutu Teen Truck!

14 November 2017

The Tutu Teen Truck is a non-traditional health clinic on the back of a truck. This free service is not restricted to one place as it drives to different locations in Cape Town, delivering free healthcare...

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IAVI Fellowship Grant Applications in Adolescent HIV/TB Research 2018

9 November 2017

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) at the University of Cape Town, in partnership with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), invites ambitious research fellows to undertake adolescent research in an exciting flagship HIV research programme. The IAVI Fellowship grant applications can be made following the instructions in the flyer below. ...

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Research Trials at Emavundleni

6 November 2017

The Emavundleni research centre is a branch of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation that specialises in HIV prevention and also research. There was a need for an adolescent-friendly space and so, an additional clinic was established at Philippi Village for the implementation of adolescent clinical trials. It is anticipated that the fir...

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ECHO Study: The Successes and Challenges of Long-Acting Contraception

6 November 2017

In developing countries, there will be an estimated 89 million unintended pregnancies this year. Nearly three quarters of these...

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Variables Affecting PrEP Adherence in Black MSM

23 October 2017

In South Africa, there are a predicted 800 thousand to 1.8 million men who have sex with men (MSM). This is a key population to target for HIV prevention since MSM in 38 low- and m...

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