The Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health has withdrawn its disciplinary action against Dr Colin Pfaff. The TAC welcomes this development.
We agree with Dr Francois Venter, president of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society who said:
The Charges against Dr Colin Pfaff appear to have been completely withdrawn ... after one of the largest health care worker campaigns ever seen in South Africa. This was a spontaneous outpouring of anger at the...Read more
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.
Last updated: 24 April 2008
Where can I get tested for HIV?
Most public health facilities test for HIV. The test is free. These ones are known to offer testing. Most private doctors also do HIV tests. To find a private doctor in your areas with HIV expertise, email or phone (011 341...Read more
Nevertheless, much useful information comes out of trial
(The source for this article, unless otherwise stated, was an online presentation delivered by the Population Council. See the...Read more
When a woman is pregnant she hopes for a healthy baby that she can take care of until that child becomes an adult. In 1998 I became pregnant with my first child. I was only 18 years old and I had just started dating and had sex for the first time. During my pregnancy my doctor asked to take some bloods for testing and I agreed. He just told me that he would be testing for infections that might affect the baby and he never explained to me what type of infection he would be checking for. When a woman is pregnant she hopes for a healthy baby that she can take care of until that child becomes...Read more