The UCT Clinical Trials Unit, housed within the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre (DTHC) at the University of Cape Town, is committed to the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa
In 2013 the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation partnered with the Faculty of Health Sciences, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Cape Town to establish an expanded Clinical Trials Unit.
Our CTU model regards training and development as an important function. We invest in our staff through a robust and agile training program that positively impacts performance of our study teams.
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Wednesday, 23 September 2020
The HIV pandemic

HIV remains a global challenge. Between 36.7 million and 38.8 million people live with the disease worldwide. And more than 35 million have died of AIDS related causes since the start of the epidemic in the mid-1980s. 

Publication Date:
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 - 09:45
NIH Launches New Collaboration to Develop Gene-Based Cures for Sickle Cell Disease and HIV on Global Scale

Initial investment aims to advance accessible and scalable candidate interventions into clinical trials within 10 years.

Publication Date:
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 - 09:45
Clinton adds his voice

Former President of the United States Bill Clinton delivered a keynote address on the final day of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS2018) which took place in Amsterdam.

Publication Date:
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 09:45