Department of Health - Services: HIV/Aids
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Anti-retrovirals are medicines used to treat people with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection.
People Development Resource Library The People Development Centre Resource Library is open to the public and has information on all aspects of HIV/AIDS/STIs and TB. It also contains a small collection of clinical and medical books.
Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is the most common way young children contract the virus and happens when HIV is passed from a mother to her unborn baby during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding. An effective Prevention of Mother to Child...
The People Development Centre supplies free male and female condoms.
Treatment is available for opportunistic infections that, unlike HIV, are mostly curable. These include diarrhoea, tuberculosis, pneumonia and candida (oral or vaginal thrush), which an HIV-positive person can pick up easily
Voluntary Testing and Counselling (VCT) is available at ATICC, as well as at most clinics of public health facilities. The decision to be tested is a voluntary one - no one can be forced to have an HIV test. The three main steps to be followed are pre-...