My Sexual Health offers private HIV treatment in clinics all over South Africa – Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town. We offer ARVs (anti-retroviral treatment), CD4 counts, Viral Load testing, vaccinations, pregnancy planning and much more.
We follow a patient-centered approach. We realise that being HIV positive can affect every aspect of your life and we are there to help you address it. We also realise that you should be able to live a life free from concerns about your health and we are here to help you to live a normal, fulfilling life, despite your diagnosis. Some of our patients go on to study more degrees, they get married, have children, they travel to interesting countries and excel in their careers. HIV can be managed like any other chronic disease.
If you are treated at our clinic, you will receive secure login details to your medical record. All your blood results and even our notes will be available for you to view and to show to other doctors if you are treated by them.
HIV Testing and Counselling:
You can arrange an appointment with one of our doctors in Pretoria, Johannesburg or Cape Town to get you HIV tested. Please phone 086 7272 950 to arrange an appointment.
We also offer advanced HIV Counselling. Sr. Delene van Dyk is a very experienced HIV counsellor and helps people to come to terms with the diagnosis and get back to living a fulfilled life. Phone 086 7272 950 to arrange an appointment with her, or see any of our doctors.
Fertility Services for HIV positive and Sero-discordant Couples:
If you want to fall pregnant, but you or your partner is HIV positive, we can help with the right advice and treatment to make the process as safe as possible for both partners and the baby. If all precautions are taken, the chances that the baby is HIV positive is less than 1%. Please make an appointment with one of the doctors at any of our branches to discuss your options.
For new patients:
If you are a new patient, please make sure you come to see us with your latest CD4 result. If you do not have a CD4 count, please inform us when you make the booking (online or telephonic). We will send you a form named “Blood Tests Required” that will explain all the tests that you would need to do, which would include a CD4 count. Please also bring any reports you might have from other doctors and any previous results you have available.
For existing patients:
You have to be seen two to four times a year, depending on your clinical condition. If it is time for your next follow-up, please contact us to make an appointment. Please make sure you take your blood tests at least two days before your appointment. If you are unwell in any way between your appointments, please phone for an appointment – we will try to help you as soon as possible.
If your doctor or one of the other doctors at our practice can not help you immediately, you can also consult your personal GP. If you have been to your personal GP and your condition has not improved, please inform us and make an appointment. In case of an emergency, we will try our best to see you as soon as possible.
If it is an emergency and we are unable to help you, or it is after hours, please go directly to the Emergency Unit of your nearest. You will be seen by one of the doctors in the emergency department, At Pretoria East Hospital please ask to be seen by Dr Deon Oosthuizen as soon as possible – he is the infectious Diseases Specialist who looks after our patients when they are hospitalised. It is our intention is to keep you out of hospital! Please consult us if you are not feeling well, don’t wait too long! If you are admitted to hospital, please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to communicate with the doctors taking care of you in hospital.
Please make sure you never run out of medication, especially your ARVs. If your prescription is due to expire make sure you ask for a new one at least two weeks in advance. It is advisable to always have a week or two of extra supply in case of an emergency.
Please inform your doctor if you are travelling to another country or a Malaria area. In general, travelling is safe as long as you have all your immunizations and you are taking Malaria Prophylaxis when visiting malaria areas. If your CD4 count is too low it might be a problem. Taking medication when you are in different time zones can also be problematic therefore discuss it with your doctor in advance.
Other Medical Conditions and Surgery:
Please inform us of any new diagnosis, planned or emergency surgery. If possible bring a report from other treating doctors with you when you come for your next appointment.
Healthcare providers available for consultation:
For Advanced Services – extended sexual health consultations for those individuals who would like to invest in more specialised care, please make an appointment with Dr. Elna Rudolph