The Themba Lethu Wing of Helen Joseph Hospital in Westdene is home to the Right to Care head office, which is dedicated to HIV care and support in adults and children.
Helen Joseph Hospital
Tel: 011 276 8850
In South Africa HIV Self Test Kits are available for purchase on the on the internet enabling you to do an HIV test in the privacy of your own home. You can order online or telephonically.
Tel: 011 482 5135
The AIDS Consortium, in Braamfontein offers counselling, testing and
advice on lifestyle changes for better health.
The AIDS Consortium
187 Smit Street
In Lenasia, HIV testing and counselling is offered at Kagiso Migson Manor
Healthcare organisation, you can visit them at:
3231 Silicon Crescent,
Tel: 011 855 0077
Teenagers and adolescents in Soweto have access to health related queries which are pertinent to teens, including pregnancy, substance abuse and HIV information, testing and counseling
9 Union Road
Kliptown (opposite the Soweto Tourism Centre)
Tel: 011 945 6405
Fourways is home to the Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre which runs
a daily HIV clinic which covers testing, counselling and health and lifestyle
advice. Witkoppen Health Centre are also involved in AIDS research on
105 William Nicol Drive
Manenberg in the Western Cape offer antiretroviral treatment, counseling,
HIV testing and male circumcision at:
GF Jooste Hospital
Tel: 021 690 1000
Lady Michaelis Hospital in Plumstead is a venue for testing, counseling
and treatment of HIV infected patients.
City of Cape Town
Tel: 021 797 8171
Mobile testing, treatment and counseling clinics are
available in Mangaung, Free State. These clinics also offer medical male
circumcision. You can reach them on
Tel: 051 405 2295
If we have not listed a clinic in a location near to you, you will be
able to search for one in your area by going to www.healthsites.org.za
HIV testing is recommended for pregnant women because she is now responsible for two lives and early detection of HIV will allow her to make important decisions regarding her own health and the ways to prevent mother to child transmission.
During labour and delivery
1.During pregnancy – medication is given as part of a prevention
regimen, it is also altered to suit pregnancy
2.During labour and delivery – During labour woman are given intravenous anti HIV medication and continue to receive ARVs orally.
3.After birth – Babies born to HIV positive mothers will receive HIV preventative medication in liquid form for 6 weeks.