How do i know that i am getting the right care?
I live in South Africa, how do know that i am getting treated the way i’m supposed too?
Most countries, including South Africa, have national treatment guidelines. These are documents that say how a people with HIV should be cared for. They usually cover many things including when to start on what medication.
The South African HIV guidelines can be accessed online.
There are also international guidelines. These are written by the World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO is part of the United Nations.
You can also find WHO HIV treatment guidelines on their website.
If you feel that you are not getting the right treatment you should speak to your clinic and show them the national guidelines. If this doesn’t work you can contact the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). TAC is an organisation that works on HIV treatment advocacy in South Africa.
Treatment Action Campaign contact details can be found on their website.