DTHC CELEBRATES NEWS THAT LONG-ACTING INJECTABLE PrEP IS EFFECTIVE FOR THE PREVENTION OF HIV INFECTION IN CISGENDER MEN AND TRANSGENDER WOMEN

18 MAY 2020 – The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) announced results from HPTN 083, a global randomized, controlled, double-blind study that compared the safety and efficacy of long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB LA) to daily oral tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) (Truvada) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The study showed that CAB LA lowered HIV incidence among cisgender men and…

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DTHF’s own Professor Linda-Gail Bekker talks to SABC News

Research is underway in several countries for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, and South Africa is no exception. African leaders and the World Health Organisation are among many calling for the vaccine – once developed – to be made available to everyone in every affected country in the world.

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The DTHF Remembers World-renowned HIV scientist, Professor Gita Ramjee

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation is deeply saddened by the news of Professor Gita Ramjee’s untimely passing due to complications arising from COVID-19. Professor Ramjee was Chief Scientific Officer at the Aurum Institute and former chief specialist scientist and director of the South African Medical Research Council’s HIV Prevention Unit. She was a fundamental figure…

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What the discovery of a new HIV strain means for the pandemic

Linda-Gail Bekker, University of Cape Town The discovery of a rare new strain of HIV for the first time in nearly 20 years recently made headlines around the world. The big question is what the discovery means for the overall response to the HIV epidemic. A team of US researchers from Abbott, an American medical…

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