Putting HIV/AIDS counselling in South Africa in its place

SOURCE: Society in Transition
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2001
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.M.Richter, H.Van Rooyen, V.Solomon, D.Griesel, K.Durrheim
KEYWORDS: COUNSELLING SERVICES, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS COUNSELLING, PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, SERVICE DELIVERY
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 1800

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Abstract

HIV/AIDS counselling services within South Africa are surveyed within the context of a general review of the HIV/AIDS policy response. Data indicate hat South Africa is under served by counselling and testing facilities, cortically so in Mpumalanga, North West Province and the Eastern Cape. Government provides the majority of counselling and testing services, primarily through health services and indirectly through the ATICCs. Despite high expectations of the role of voluntary councelling and testing it is found that these services are thinly stretched but that they provide welfare services unavailable from other sources.