IAS-Lancet Commission Report

Lancet Commission Report”This week, we publish a new International AIDS Society (IAS)–Lancet Commission report: Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV response in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals.1 Under the leadership of past IAS President, Chris Beyrer, and current IAS President, Linda-Gail Bekker, this Commission engaged an international group of experts in HIV and…

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Demand Creation Challenge Winners Announced

The Insight to Impact: Demand Creation Challenge was dedicated to awarding innovative, disruptive, and compelling HIV prevention communications campaigns. Campaigns included short- and long-term communications programs and interventions, interpersonal communications, and mass media communications, including print, digital, and social media materials, developed to promote HIV prevention products, behaviours, or services. OPTIONS received more than 20…

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Adolescent Youth Health Policy Short Course

We are excited to announce we are running the Adolescent Youth Health Policy Short Course for the SECOND YEAR. The course will run from 3-7 September in Cape Town, South Africa. Applications are now open! AYHP SC Flyer Developed to support staff or governmental & non-governmental organisations working at a national, provincial & district levels, in the implementation of…

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Women of Worth graduation

Graduation Day The Zimele project graduated their first group of participants from the Women of Worth programme in a ceremony held at Phillipi Village, Cape Town on the 18th of May 2018. The Women of Worth team is excited to announce that since this event over 110 participants have graduated from the programme. The graduation ceremonies…

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Introducing the 2018-2019 Tutu PhD Candidate: Tracey Naledi

The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation are delighted to announce the 2018-19 Tutu PhD Candidate, Tracey Naledi MBChB, FCPHM. Tracey is a public health specialist with 17 years experience in the public health and NGO sectors in South Africa and Botswana.   She has worked in the area of…

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17 May 2018: Conversations surrounding International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

On the 17th of May 2018, countries around the world will gather in celebration of the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). This follows the unanimous decision made by prominent LGBTQ organisations that this year’s IDAHOTB theme would be “Alliances for Solidarity”. Since its conceptualisation in 2004, May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries. These mobilisations unite millions of people in support…

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

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 5th Global…

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

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…

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20,000 Moments Condoms Donated to Women of Worth

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…

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