HVTN702 HIV Vaccine Trial Discontinued

The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre greets with great disappointment the news that the Phase 2b/3 HIV vaccine study HVTN 702 conducted by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network has been stopped by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the trial sponsors. The decision comes after a recommendation from the independent Data and Safety…

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World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day, which serves as a day to unite our efforts to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our communities. This year’s focus is on suicide prevention. Despite suicide being preventable, every 40 seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide. Talking about mental health struggles has many positive effects,…

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Happy Birthday Arch!

  The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation would like to wish our patron Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu a very happy 88th birthday. Working under his name and with his legacy has made it easy to approach our work with the compassion and service he has embodied for so long. We thank the Arch for his continued…

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Funeka Bango’s PhD Proposal

The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre has a number of PhD candidates, one of whom is Funeka Bango, who recently presented her research proposal at UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences. The title of Bango’s PhD is Economic evaluation of multicomponent interventions within complex systems: Improving the sexual and reproductive health of school going adolescent girls in…

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Welsh rugby icon Gareth Thomas reveals he is living with HIV

“HIV is not connected to death, its connected to life and that is what I am doing to the maximum.” We at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation would like to applaud former Wales professional rugby player Gareth Thomas on his decision to reveal his HIV status. After being threatened with the disclosure of his status,…

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Celebrating Mandela Day – DTHF partners with Legends Barbershop

The South African Health News Service Tutu Truck – Get a haircut after HIV test health-e.org.za/2019/07/17/get-a-haircut-while-testing-for-hiv-at-the-tutu-truck/ July 17, 2019 Some men say they avoid health checks because they’re ‘female-centric and uninviting’. The newly-launched Amajita Tutu Truck seeks to change that. Western Cape – The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has introduced the Amajita Tutu Truck to…

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