About Us

Toga Laboratories - Professional Partner in Pathology

TogaLabs is staffed by highly qualified clinical virologists, microbiologist, chemical pathologist’s, haematologists, scientists and technologists, whose knowledge and skills combine to keep TogaLabs at the forefront of South Africa’s drive to address the HIV pandemic.

Prof Des Martin

MBBCh(Wits), MMed (Wits),FCPATH (SA), DTM&H(Wits), DPH(Wits)

For the last 25 years has been involved in the field of HIV medicine at various levels.
These include:

  • President of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society from 1998 to 2008.
  • Editor of the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine.
  • Consultant to various HIV management programmes both in the private and NGO sectors including the programmes of AngloAmerican, Goldfields, Discovery Health and various PEPFAR programmes.
  • A consultant virologist in the private sector at TogaLabs.
  • Professor in the Department of Clinical Virology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria.

Some 5.8 million people in South Africa are living with HIV and Aids, more than in any other country. In 2011, it was estimated that 257 910 South Africans died of Aids. With effective treatment, they could have lived long and productive lives, the type of treatment that TogaLabs has perfected over many years with unrivaled expertise.

TogaLabs is a pioneer in pathology and a provider of cost effective scalable solutions to partners in the medical fraternity for more than a decade.

With a collective 40 years of experience in virology at its core, TogaLabs is a formidable national resource, applying the most advanced thinking and approaches in HIV and other viral diseases to unique South African circumstances.

The laboratory report is just one aspect of an intuitive comprehensive service that ensures effective disease treatment and management to ensure patient quality of life.

Consistently a thought leader, TogaLabs introduced discounted monitoring tests for HIV in 2002, establishing a benchmark that has become the norm. TogaLabs quest for better pricing continues.