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PrEP, Test and Treat roll-out sites announced

Following the landmark announcement in the Minister of Health’s budget speech that pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Test and Treat will be provided to sex workers from 1 June, the National Department of Health has assessed and approved the following sites for the initial rollout:

  • Esselen Street Clinic in Hillbrow
  • SSWP Wellness Centre in Soweto
  • Sediba Hope Medical Centre in Tshwane
  • TB/HIV Care Clinic in eThekwini
  • The North Star Alliance Trucker Wellness Centres in Musina (Limpopo), Pomona (Gauteng), Ngodwana (Mpumalanga), Pongola(KZN), Upington (Northern Cape) and Hoedspruit (Limpopo).

Additional sites will be prepared to provide these services in the coming months.

“We are immensely proud to be part of this first phase of the rollout,” says NACOSA’s Global Fund Programme Director, Marieta de Vos. “We are supplying the drugs through our Global Fund grant and four of our Red Umbrella sub-recipient organisations’ sites – who already provide such excellent combination prevention and care services to sex workers – are part of the sites announced.”

“This is a landmark event for the AIDS response in South Africa,” says de Vos.



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