Treatment Action Campaign TAC

  • Vision: A unified quality health care system which provides equal access to HIV prevention and treatment services for all people.
  • Mission: To ensure that every person living with HIV has access to quality comprehensive prevention and treatment services to live a healthy life.
  • Strategic Approach: … (full text about TAC).

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Physical address: TAC, 2nd Floor, Westminster House, 122 Longmarket Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa;
Postal address: TAC, PO Box 2069, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa;

About HIV/TB: On this page are links to other web pages where you can learn more about the science of HIV, details about treatment for HIV in South Africa or where you can get help in South Africa if you have HIV or you are at risk of contracting HIV (see above).

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 0162) the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society. Here is a list of doctors providing HIV services. The quality of the list cannot be guaranteed.
  • Before being tested, you will be counselled. You will also be counselled when the result comes back irrespective of whether you are HIV-positive or HIV-negative. In most facilities two tests are done and it takes about 20 minutes to get the result. In some complicated cases, a sample of your blood might have to be sent to a laboratory in which case it could take a few days to get your result back. HIV tests are very accurate.

I have HIV. Where can I get help?

  • The AIDS Helpline number is 0800 012 322.
  • HIV911 is an organisation that has a comprehensive directory of HIV services in South Africa. Their number is 0860 448 911.
  • If you are depressed and need to talk to someone, LifeLine’s number is 0861 322 322.
  • TAC does not offer professional counselling, but we do our best to help. Contact our national office during work hours on 021 422 1700, contact one of our provincial offices or email us.

I have been discriminated against because I have HIV. Where can I get help? … (full long text HIVhelp).

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