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06 Dec 2005

High cost of HIV test
Hi Doc

I contacted my doctor to have a HIV test done. She told me that, if it's not for a policy, this episode will cost me R260! How is this posable in this day and age. They should do it for free. I was told that it might be cheaper at a clinic, but I sometimes feel you have a better chance of getting HIV at a clinic than getting a result. Also, I have never actually seen a clinic in my area.

What are my options?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Diesel,
There definitely are clinics where you can do it for free and at all academic hospitals you could have it done for almost nothing. When doing it at a GP you do pay for the consultation and for the private lab to do the test. If you let me know more or less in which area you are, I can try and give you an idea of where to go to.
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