It is recommended that you and your partner test at least once a year for HIV. At ZuziMpilo clinic you will be counselled before and after a rapid HIV test where blood is taken from your finger. You will have your results within an hour.
If you test positive for HIV, a CD4 test will be done immediately. A CD4 test is essential to know how far HIV has progressed. In South Africa antiretroviral treatment would be suggested if your CD4 count is below 350. If the CD4 count is above 350 then we would suggest that the CD4 count be done again in six months time The results of the CD4 test will be given to you at an appointment the following day where a treatment plan will be discussed with you. We will also ask you about symptoms of TB and if you have symptoms of TB then we wil do a laboratory test for TB.