Invitation: HIV/AIDS screenings

Posted on November 17, 2016


Dear Bestmed member


The UP Corporate Wellness Programme, presented in partnership with Bestmed Medical Scheme, has been continuing its annual screenings. The purpose of these screenings is the early detection of health risks. In 2016 we have so far conducted hearing, vision and PSA screening and testing. Please note that only Bestmed members qualify for free screenings.

The fourth and final Health and Wellness screening will focus on HIV/AIDS and comprises of a one-to-one consultation session, during which the importance of knowing your status will be emphasised. VCT will also be explained and treatment options, including anti-retroviral therapy for people who test positive, will be discussed. Bestmed members who voluntarily decide to be tested, need to sign a consent form. Testing is done with an HIV1/2/0 tri-line rapid-test kit and the results will be available within 10 minutes. Post-test counselling will then be conducted, followed by a discussion of the test results and the necessary referrals for follow-up visits.


Date: 1 and 2 December 2016

Time: 09:00−14:00

Venue:  EWP@UP, Entrance 9, corner of Roper and Prospect streets, Hatfield Campus (opposite the Mirage aircraft)


The screening takes about fifteen minutes and will be done by appointment only. To make an appointment and/or request further information, please contact Cecilia van der Sijde from Bestmed via email at [email protected]. Please note that all enquiries should be directed to her.

Join us and start making health and wellness a way of life!


Kind regards

Ms Patience Mushungwa
Chair: Corporate Wellness Advisory Committee



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