2012 World aids day celebration at the acts II clinic

services offered at ACTS II Clinic​

  •  ​Voluntary Counseling and Testing ​- ACTS II Clinic provides HIV testing for all individuals who want to know their status. It is important to have an HIV test every three months. Unfortunately, 40% of the population still does not know their HIV status.
  • Spreading Awareness and Reducing Stigma ​- this disease is highly stigmatized in Swaziland which causes people to steer clear of the clinic and getting tested. Breaking down this barrier is crucial to reducing the spread of HIV.
  • Support Groups - connecting with people who are in a similar situation as you can be a powerful tool to help you cope with your newfound diagnosis, find ways to live a healthy life, and reduce self stigma.

Mango Foundation

ACTS II Clinic

ACTS  (A​IDS ​Care and Treatment ​S​ervices) specializes in comprehensive care for those living with HIV/AIDS. ​Thamie Ncube, the Clinic Operating Manager, cares deeply about his patients and wants them to have the best care possible. Managing HIV is a lifelong issue that affects all aspects of a person's life. He has modeled this clinic after the ACTS clinic in South Africa because of the scope of services offered at that clinic. Mango Medical provides support through funding services and staff of the facility. On their annual trip, they collaborate in person and offer assistance with any services or events.

  • ​In-Patient Unit ​- This unit allows patients to stay at the clinic until they are well enough to go home. This simple feature is something we take for granted in America, but is much less common in Swaziland​

  • Mother to Child Unit - Without the proper medication and treatment, childbirth is a high risk time for transmitting HIV to a newborn child. ACTS II ensures that all precautions are taken to ensure that HIV is not spread from mother to child.
  • Pharmacy ​-  ACTS II Clinic strives to have a continuously stocked pharmacy where patients can pick up their HIV medications. .If medications are unavailable this means that patients on these medications must stop taking their medications until more come in. Adherance (taking the pills at the same time everyday) is crucial for the management of HIV. If these drugs are not adhered to perfectly, it could result in illness for the patient. More importantly, it could result in the disease becoming immune to current drugs so stronger drugs will have to be used. These have greater side effects.