HIV/Aids

Counselling

What is HIV Counselling? Learn more about how HIV counsellors give pre- and post-HIV test counselling and the principles behind caring for HIV positive patients.

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Basic HIV/AIDS counselling principles

The advent of HIV/Aids in the world has forced all of us to accept a paradigm shift from curing towards caring and counselling plays an important role.

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Pre-HIV test counselling

The purpose of pre-test HIV counselling is to provide you with information on the technical aspects of testing and the possible personal, medical, social, psychological, legal and ethical implications of being diagnosed as either HIV positive or HIV negative.

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Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl qualified at the University of Pretoria in 2005. She is a patients' rights activist and loves using social media to teach about HIV. She is in private practice in Johannesburg.

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