The POP INN Clinics, launched in October 2019, oﬀer free sexual health services to Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender Women (TGW) in Tembisa, Mbombela, Pietermaritzburg, Durban, and Pretoria in 2021.
The centres provide a Safe Space for Key Population Communities to receive counseling, screening for HIV, STIs, and TB, receive PrEP or ART, and receive psycho-social support services inclusive of gender-affirming health care and hormonal therapy.
The centres also provide free Wi-Fi access, computers, and a comfortable space to relax and connect with peers.
Mpowerment Project is an efficacious multi-level HIV prevention intervention that works at the level of the community and addresses individual, interpersonal, social, and structural issues related to HIV prevention developed by Professor Susan M. Kegeles. The clinic teams are supported by community core groups in their management and Mpowerment coordination of the POP INN programme. The need for a safe space is critical to providing healthcare services. The site teams support the community in organizing activities to promote communal development and growth. Activities include pride parades, social evenings, support groups for stigma and violence and HIV prevention campaigns.
|KP Prev||117 817|
|TX New||4 332|
|PrEP New||25 558|