HIV Care & Treatment for Infants and Children

PHRU has been at the forefront of paediatric treatment in South Africa since we hosted our first trials in 1996. In 2001, PHRU established a treatment access programme to continue the care for children who were completing their enrollment in research studies and those who failed to meet eligibility criteria to enroll in trials. Since then, every day our staff sees patients at the Paediatric Wellness Clinic, a PEPFAR-funded state-of-the-art clinic situated at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital where we continue to offer care, treatment, and support to Sowetan children and their families.

The clinic is child-friendly with a fenced children’s playground, an immunization facility, early infant testing and developmental testing services.

Our Services

PHRU is committed to enhancing existing paediatric HIV-services and the Wellness Clinic provides comprehensive care and support for HIV-positive infants and children including:

  • Clinical care
  • ART rollout
  • Clinical and immunological monitoring
  • Provision of opportunistic infection prophylaxis
  • Appropriate management and referrals of children with acute illness
  • Screening for and diagnosis of tuberculosis
  • Monitoring of developmental milestones and growth
  • Relevant referrals to occupational therapists and dieticians
  • Assessment of social problems with referrals

Visit us

Paediatric Wellness ClinicGround Floor, New Nurses Home
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

Tel: 011 989 9726

08h00-16h00 , Monday to Friday