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.

Disabled at high risk for HIV

In a South African survey, 17 percent of disabled people were living with HIV – a percentage high enough to rank the group among the most vulnerable to HIV infection in the country.

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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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.

Post-HIV test counselling

Not many things in life could be as stressful as going back for HIV test results. For many clients it feels as if the counsellor holds the key to the future in his or her hands.

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Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl qualified at the University of Pretoria before working for an HIV/AIDS NPO in Soweto for many years. She was named one of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2012.

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