HIV Clinics provide the following services for HIV: - Freely available condoms to minimise the spread of HIV. Counselling and testing for HIV. Treatment of associated (opportunistic) infections and monitoring of clients suffering from HIV infection (non hospital care). Prevention of spread of HIV from HIV positive mothers to their babies (Co- ordinated by Provincial Administration of the Western Cape). This is currently being rolled out in Cape Town and all relevant public sector facilities should have this service soon. Go to "Locate Health Services" search function to find those clinics which provide an HIV service, or alternatively contact your nearest clinic and enquire about available services. CHILD HEALTH SERVICES All local authority clinics provide the following services for babies and young children: - Breastfeeding advice. Developmental assessment – checking that your child is developing normally in terms of walking, talking, handling of objects and so on. Growth monitoring – your child will be weighed and compared to charts which give the normal range of weight for that particular age. If under or over weight, appropriate advice and treatment will be given. Immunisation – these are the regular childhood injections/ vaccinations which protect us against various infections (look under immunisation schedule for more information). Curative care – treatment of illnesses in children Go to the "Locate Health Services" function on the right hand side of this page to find those clinics which provide a Child Health service, or alternatively contact your nearest clinic and enquire about available services.
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