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

13 November 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. (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 sexual acti...

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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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How Do You Do, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation?

20 October 2017

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) has an active presence in our local communities in Cape Town. Vuyiseka Mpongoshe has completed a pilot study examining how our presence is felt in these communities to see if we are leaving a lasting impression.  There is no doubt that the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has a lot of value in community settings: we send ...

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Building an HIV-free generation in Masiphumelele

17 October 2017

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has several studies for young women who want to prevent HIV by taking an oral pill, PrEP. PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis (‘prophylaxis’ means to prevent disease). Oral PrEP is a pill (Truvada) that is taken once a day to prevent HIV infection. The details of the 3P study are below, including who can join the study and how to ap...

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Recognising Gender Violence is Key to Ending HIV

17 October 2017

Everyone has heard of the different ways that HIV can spread: unprotected sex, sharing needles and childbirth to name a few. But, there is another dangerous perpetrator of HIV that is less obvious: violence against women. Violence against women is a social structure that helps spread HIV infection. It works by affecting women’s ability to negotiate when they have sex, what HIV prevention tool...

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DTHF Partners with Coral Healthcare

16 October 2017

Coral Healthcare (India & Australia) have undertaken to provide their top quality condoms to the DTHF as their commitment to being, “proactive doers in the worlds in which we function”. We eagerly look forward to the first consignment that should arrive at the end of October. An Agreement has been signed between the DTHF and Coral Healthcare whereby Coral Healthcare condoms will reach i...

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Women test discrete HIV prevention options

4 October 2017

A daily pill, a monthly vaginal ring or an injection every two months: These were the prevention options available to young women on the uChoose study to help them prevent HIV infection. Brady Hooley, from the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, presented the findings of this study. There are many new prevention tools becoming avai...

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HIV Cure Symposium: Experts Speak on the Elusive Cure for HIV

2 October 2017

Key figures leading the fight against HIV discussed the status of the elusive HIV cure. Chaired by Prof Linda-Gail Bekker, Chief Operations Officer at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, the speakers discussed why we need an HIV cure, is a cure possible and what that cure might look like.  [caption id="attachment_5888" align="aligncenter" width="300"]...

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