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HIV Counseling

HIV Counseling is a form of face to face education that allows the patient to gain accurate and practical infomation about HIV, its spread and treatment. We recommend that you seek counseling before an HIV test and if you are HIV positive, after the test.

Where to get HIV counseling in Johannesburg

Most public clinics and hospitals in Johannesburg provide HIV counseling. Many of the HIV counseling sessions in public facilities will be in groups but it is possible to request a one on one HIV counseling session with one of the nurses.

Private hospitals and clinics also provide HIV counseling and testing. Your GP should be able to give you HIV counseling if you need it and refer you to a specialist if necessary.

New Start; 2nd floor block B; Metropolitan Office Park; 8 Hillside Road; Parktown, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 484-5320

New Start are dedicated to the fight against HIV, if you are unable to get to new start they may be able to do as home visit, this will however need to arranged with the counsellors and be subject to the rules at New Start


Where to get HIV counseling in South Africa

Most cities will have counseling facilities similar to Johannesburg, where public and private clinics will provide you with the HIV counseling that you may need. In rural areas it may be more difficult to get the needed HIV counseling, where it may be more convenient to do research online about HIV.

Below are a few addresses spread across South Africa where counseling is given. If you are unable to get to one of these venues you can contact the National AIDS Helpline.



Marie Stopes; 36 Botanic Gardens Road; Berea
Tel: 0800 11 77 85



Lovelife; Stand 29; Acornhoek; Mbombela(Nelspruit)
Tel: 011 523 1000

The Careways Group; Pentagon House; Neven Street; Emalahleni(Witbank)
Tel: 013 690 2291


Western Cape

Society for family health; Alba Centre; Koeberg Road; Milnerton; Western Cape
Tel:021 552 6203


National AIDS HELPLINE 0800 012 322

National HIV Health Care Workers Hotline 0800 212 506

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