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What Advice and Counselling on HIV and AIDS are Available for Small And Medium Sized Businesses?
Question: I run a smallish business with only eighteen employees. I keep hearing about the effect of HIV/AIDS on business but I have no idea what I should be doing about it. In any case all my staff appear to be in good health. What advice can you give me?

What Is Antiretroviral Therapy? How Does It Work?
Currently there is no cure for AIDS. However, there are drugs that can slow down the progress of HIV and thus slow down the damage to your immune system. These drugs are called antiretrovirals (ARV's).

Getting Legal Aid
If you cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, you can get legal aid (financial help for lawyers fees). You will have to pass a 'means test', which means you have to show that you earn less than an amount fixed by the Legal Aid Board. This amount varies if you are single or married and also changes with time. You also have to show that you don't have any other 'liquid assets', such as money in a savings account, which could be used to pay for your legal fees. You can also only get legal aid for certain types of cases.

How Will the Governments ARV Programme Work and Where Can I Get These Drugs?
Question: I have heard that government will be providing HIV positive people with antiretrovirals (ARV's) in the near future. I would like to know about how the ARV programme will work so that I can also get these drugs.

HIV & TB - I Tested HIV Positive in 1998 When I Had TB, Should I Start ARVs Now?
Hooray!!! Finally we have some good news, the government agreed to provide antiretrovirals (ARVs) to us. I tested HIV positive in 1998 when I had TB, should I start ARVs now?

Health in Action: Poisoning
This publication sets out some of the main causes of poisoning, as well as advice on how to prevent poisoning and how to respond in case of an accident.

Cape Town Develops Visitor Safety Plan
Following recent muggings of tourists on Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch, the City of Cape Town has developed an integrated action plan to ensure the overall safety of its visitors. The Cape Town Visitor Safety and Support Action Plan was tabled this week at the City's Portfolio Committee for Economic, Social Development and Tourism.

What is the Child Justice Forum?
The Western Cape Child Justice Forum is a unique entity that exists to monitor the numbers of children awaiting trial in the province and develop and promote alternative methods of dealing with young offenders. Details on the forum are provided in this short descriptive article.


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Emergency Numbers

All107
Flying Squad10111
Ambulance10177
Report Crime0860010111
Childline0800055555
AIDS Helpline0800012322
Poison Info Helpline0861555777

Local Police Stations

Athlone021-6979200
Langa021-6941817/49
Lansdowne021-7009000
Manenberg021-6381101
Mowbray021-6891304

Hospitals and Clinics

Red Cross Hosp021-6585111
GF Jooste021-6901000
Groote Schuur021-4049111
Gatesville Medical Centre021-6378100
City Park Hosp021-4806111
Tygerberg Hosp021-9384911
Vincent Palotti021-5065102

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