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Launch of Contraceptive Choices Flipchart

14 April 2015

The DTHF Family Planning Integration into HIV Care and Treatment Services Project (FPI Project) has launched the Contraceptive Choices Flipchart.   This innovative tool was developed by the FPI Project team and is an outcome of the FP Refresher workshops that the team has been engaged in in partnership with the Western Cape Province Department of Health. The FPI Project has been instrumental ...

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Professors Robin Wood and Linda–Gail Bekker have won the 2014 Alan Pifer Award

9 April 2015

The Alan Pifer Award was granted to them for excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV–related diseases and infections in Southern Africa. Their journey has taken them from the dark days of AIDS denial to an important moment in the history of the epidemic. "What got me into this work," says Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, "...

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Panel Discussions at CROI – Brian Kanyemba

20 March 2015

Brian Kanyemba from the DTHF Men’s Division attended the Co-infections, Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections conference in Seattle February 2015.   His interest in the outcomes of the conference was to understand how new bio-medical HIV treatment and prevention interventions might be transferred from the science of clinical trials to the end user in the broader community. During the co...

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AGS promotes ‘Health on Wheels’

4 March 2015

AGS Movers are platinum sponsors of the annual FIDI international conference to be held in Cape Town 29th March – 1st April. They are using this platform to promote the DTHF Tutu Tester ‘Health on Wheels’ project through a gateway www.agsmovers.com/connect In addition to providing an exceptional online ...

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EU Commissioner & SA Minister visit CIDRI & the DTHF Youth Centre

27 January 2015

On World AIDS Day (December 1st), a high-level delegation from the European Union and European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), launched Phase 2 of the EDCTP, funding from which supports some of the research at CIDRI and the DTHC. As part of the launch, Commissioner Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and his delegation ...

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Weber-Parkes Trust Medal

17 October 2014

Join us in warmly congratulating our Director, Prof Robin Wood, on his recently being awarded the Weber-Parkes Medal from the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom. This is in recognition for his substantial contribution to the fight against tuberculosis. The Weber-Parkes Trust Medal was founded in 1895 by a gift from Dr Hermann Weber in memory of Dr Alexander Parkes. This endowment...

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IAS Governing Council 2014 – 2016

17 October 2014

Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker is new President-Elect of the International AIDS Society The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced Dr. Chris Beyrer as its new President for the next two years and Dr Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, DTMH, FCP (SA), PhD as the new President-Elect. Linda-Gail Bekker is Deputy Director and Professor of Medicine at the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, University of Cape To...

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In Memoriam

17 October 2014

Prof Lange was based in Amsterdam and was one of the first international colleagues who helped us to get going with ART in the clinic at Somerset Hospital. He was protocol chair of the 2NN study and some of our patients alive today owe their lives to this very seminal study. Joep was larger than life- brilliant and visionary. He let nothing, including opposing ideas, philosophies or resource...

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Children of the Light

17 October 2014

Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the DTHF On the 7th September Artscape Theatre Cape Town will be hosting the South African premier of the Children of the Light - a PeaceJam documentary about the life and times of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The proceeds from this event will go towards our ...

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Tutu Tester and Metropolitan

17 October 2014

Metropolitan has made a substantial contribution to the Tutu Tester Project. Since its inception, in 2008 the Tutu Tester has utilised sophisticated testing equipment and trained staff, to provide the service in areas stretching from Masiphumelele in Noordhoek through to Khayelitsha. Prof Linda-Gail Bekker stated that the Tutu Tester “takes the heal...

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HSRC Report on HIV

17 October 2014

“South Africa is currently implementing the largest antiretroviral treatment programme in the world. This is a very positive development. Unfortunately, with over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa also ranks first in HIV incidence in the world. There is a need to balance treatment and prevention efforts in the country,” cautioned Professor Thomas Rehle, Director & ...

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Welcome to Ms Ndebele

17 October 2014

Mpho Kathleen Ndebele is a retired professional social worker. She has served on varied boards, including the Environmental Development Agency, the National Business Initiative, Black Sash, Impumelelo Innovations Awards, Brimstone Investments and Siphumelele Investments. She was also vice–chairperson of the Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority. She has served as Non-Executive Director of Brimstone Inv...

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