Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday 08:30-16:30
Friday 08:30-14:00
Weekends In-patients


Suite 1504
Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital
25 DF Malan Street
Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001

Contact Details

Phone Number(021) 422 2312

About Us

Our Story

Dr Reon van Dyk, a Cape Town specialist physician, founded Life Centre in 2005 to serve people living with HIV (PLHIV). A team consisting of a dietician, nurse, counsellor, and later also Dr Piotr Budnik were enlisted to enable a multidisciplinary approach of “managing positive lives”.

Now, thanks to more affordable and efficient antiretrovirals (ARVs), HIV has mostly become an easily manageable chronic medical condition, with a normal life-expectancy for PLHIV. A diagnosis of being “HIV positive” no longer has to lead to AIDS and early death.

Stigma, however, remains a problem, as well as some medication side-effects, adherence concerns, and TB – still the most common cause of death for PLHIV in SA.

Life Centre is now owned by Dr Tabie Greyling and Dr Du Toit vd Merwe. Both are infectious diseases specialist physicians with a passion for working with HIV, as well as other infections, including TB, multidrug-resistant organisms, travel-related infections, and newly emerging infections, like the coronavirus responsible for Covid-19.

Your confidentiality is our priority – we will never divulge your medical information without your consent.

Multilingual Service

We are able to serve you in the following languages:

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