Here are links to web pages where you can learn more about the science of HIV, details about treatment for HIV in South Africa or where you can get help in South Africa if you have HIV or you are at risk of contracting HIV.
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a short-term anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment that reduces the likelihood of HIV infection after exposure to HIV-infected blood or sexual contact with an HIV-positive person. The drug regimen for PEP consists of a combination of ARV mediations that are taken a period of four weeks.
Here is a list provided by the South African Police Services of facilities that provide free post-exposure prophylaxis for sexual assault and rape survivors:
To find out more about doctors that specialise in HIV, contact the Southern African HIV Clinician’s Society at:
See the latest (or nearly latest) antiretroviral and other prices in the public and private health systems.
Numerous statistics about the South African HIV epidemic of varying quality have been collected. Here are some of the most reliable, high quality ones.