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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.

Antiretroviral Sites

Find a public antiretroviral site or private doctor where you can be treated for HIV.

Help for people with HIV or at risk of being infected

Essential information about what to do if you are HIV-positive or at risk of HIV infection. This page provides straightforward advice and telephone numbers where you can get help.

What is PEP?

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.

PEP for Rape Survivors

Click here to learn about PEP

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:

Doctors who treat people with HIV


To find out more about doctors that specialise in HIV, contact the Southern African HIV Clinician’s Society at:

Tel: (011) 341 0162
Fax: (011) 341 0161


Medicine Prices

See the latest (or nearly latest) antiretroviral and other prices in the public and private health systems.

Key HIV Statistics

Numerous statistics about the South African HIV epidemic of varying quality have been collected. Here are some of the most reliable, high quality ones.

Links to useful sites

There are many excellent resources on HIV on the Internet. This page has links to some of the best ones.