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Celebrations as PrEP roll-out begins

On 1 June 2016, the National Department of Health announced the sites for the initial roll-out of PrEP and test and treat for sex workers. Four of NACOSA’s Red Umbrella sub-recipient organisations’ sites will be part of this exciting and ground-breaking development in the HIV/AIDS response. Nyaradzo Mutanha, Sex Workers Project Manager at the Esselen Street Clinic reported on their launch event… Sex workers are at high risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV and STIs due to the high number of sexual partners). HIV prevalence amongst this population is very high, with recent study showing an alarming 72% in Johanesburg…

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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…

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