Individual and Couples HIV Voluntary Testing & Counseling
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PHRU established the ZAZI Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) Centre in order to offer needed VCT services to the residents of Soweto, test new models of VCT and provide a platform for socio-behavioural research, including risk behaviour and perceptions of risk HIV risk and services. ZAZI promotes behaviour change, provides needed counselling and testing services largely unavailable elsewhere in Soweto, and links with our prevention of mother-to-child transmission and HIV treatment programmes.

Conducted as a collaborative effort among PRHU, the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and clinics, community and non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders providing VCT service, the ZAZI VCT Centre strives to:

  • Promote a change in sexual behavior that reduces the risk of HIV infection and addresses psycho-socio-economic, cultural and emotional issues in a humane and respectful manner.

  • Provide an opportunity for early detection of HIV infection for specialized care including TB and other opportunistic infections.

  • Ensure clients receive information on wellness and healthy lifestyles.

  • Improve the quality of life of its clients and reduce stigma and discrimination.

Our Services

Staffed by a team of trained nurses, social workers and counsellors, ZAZI provides a comprehensive package of care including:

  • HIV voluntary counseling and testing

  • CD 4 testing

  • Tuberculosis (TB) screening

  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening

  • Family planning

  • Reproductive health services

  • Pregnancy testing

  • Blood pressure monitoring

  • Blood sugar testing

  • Stress testing

  • Weight and height measuring

  • AIDS awareness and health education information

  • Specialized counseling services for couples and men

The ZAZI VCT Centre facilitates early referral to comprehensive clinical and community-based prevention, care and support services, including:

  • Prevention and treatment of STIs, TB and other opportunistic infections

  • Wellness programmes (post-test clubs)

  • Primary health care services

  • Maternal and child services, including the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT)

  • Antiretroviral treatment (ART) to local clinics

  • The Tshwaranang Couple Counselling Centre

  • Social, legal and psychological services

  • HIV in the workplace services

  • PHRU research studies

  • Access to High Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)

Visit us

Ground Floor, New Nurses Home
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

Tel: 011 989 9840
Fax: 011 989 9883

08h00 – 16h30, Monday to Friday

Free of Charge. No appointment needed.