Student Wellness Service provides the following free services to students living with HIV:
blood tests (CD4)
treatment of opportunistic infections
advice on drug management and nutritional requirements
appropriate support and care
Students who are considered by a health care practitioner to be at a clinical stage where they could benefit from AntiRetroVirals (ARVs) will be referred to the closest clinic to UCT, where they will be able to get ARV treatment.
Student Wellness will offer ongoing clinical support.
The responsibility for condom distribution presently rests with Student Wellness, within the Department of Student Affairs.
Condom-vending machines are located in female and male toilets on campus and in residences.
Counselling and support
For counselling and support, contact the UCT Student Counselling Service (Psychological Services).
28 Rhodes Avenue
Tel: 021 650 1017
The office is open from Monday to Friday, 08h30 to 16h30.
The recommended procedure is to contact Rashieda Khan on 021 650 3530 or 072 393 7824 (all hours), who will then contact Campus Protection Services (CPS) on 021 650 2222. (Rashieda Khan or CPS can be contacted 24 hours a day.)
Either the CPS officer or a friend, guardian or residence warden should escort the student to Groote Schuur Hospital Casualty Department, where there is a Rape Centre (Ward C15) (tel: 021 404 3031).