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Anyone with Information on South Africa?
      #140020 - 04/13/05 10:37 AM

Folks, is there anyone on this site from South Africa? I would like to find out where and how to get free medication. Please help

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Re: Anyone with Information on South Africa? new
      #140022 - 04/13/05 11:21 AM

Hi

What i know presently is that most of the Government hospitals offer free medication for + people. You should also check your local clinics.

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Re: Anyone with Information on South Africa? new
      #140023 - 04/13/05 11:46 AM

Thanks Love. Problem is I hear most people are on 30t tablets per day. I'm currently living in Dublin and my medication is 8 pills a day. I'm moving back home next month so I'm very worried about how this will affect me. Does this mean the medication in South Africa is different from the one in Europe??:

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Re: Anyone with Information on South Africa? new
      #140079 - 04/14/05 03:41 AM

Hi

I will suggest that the first thing you do when you arrive is to go to the Hospital or your local clinic. Let them check your Viral Load and CD4 and then you can discuss the medication according to SA's standards. I'm not on meds as yet, just recently diagnosed so I don't really know the difference between SA and other countries medications. GOOD luck and have a safe journey home.

Love

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Re: Anyone with Information on South Africa? new
      #140080 - 04/14/05 03:52 AM

hi i am a South African lady living with Hiv 4 the past 5 years i have been o n medication for 1 and a half years now and i have always just been taking a combination of 2 pills namely combivir and virumine if you are not sure about what you shoold take consult a doctor both ther and when you get to SA and honestly unless you want to stand in long ques our public hospitals is just not an option i have contact of an NGO that distributes medication but i guess u would have to do the whole cd and viral test to get on the meds if there is a diff ok good luck and you can email me at yraphael@poslecseta.org.za if u need any help

Oh another thing it also depends where will you be moving to in SA other provines have it worse of than others

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Re: Anyone with Information on South Africa? new
      #140090 - 04/14/05 10:11 AM

Thanks a lot dear for the information. I'll send you an email.

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Re: Anyone with Information on South Africa? new
      #140208 - 04/16/05 04:53 PM

No the medications are not that different. People are not taking 30 tablets a day

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