About Us

The POP INN Clinics
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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 and Durban. The centres provide a safe space for key population communities to receive counselling, screening for HIV, STIs and TB, receive PrEP or ART, and receive psycho-social support services. The centres also provide free Wi-Fi, access to computers and a comfortable space to relax and connect with peers.

Mission:

To impact Global Health through Innovation, Evidence, Implementation, and Integration.

A Key Populations Led MPOWERMENT MODEL

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.

POP INN Offers the following services to MSM and TGW:
  • Individual and couples counselling
  • Mpowerment group
  • HIV testing
  • PrEP (HIV prevention pill)
  • ART (HIV treatment)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening and treatment
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screening and referral
  • Risk reduction counselling
  • HIV self-screening
  • Recency testing
  • Psychological support
  • interpersonal violence