We offer services that are professional, free, safe, confidential, non-judgemental and inclusive. These include the following:
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
HCT: HIV Counselling and Testing includes pre- and post-counselling and an Advanced Quality Rapid Test. Results are available in minutes. Should they be positive, additional tests will be used to confirm the results.
Provision of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP):
PrEP is a new, safe, HIV prevention method, in the form of a pill, for HIV-negative people to reduce the risk of becoming infected. PrEP must be taken daily on an ongoing basis at around the same time of the day. PrEP requires strict adherence to be effective.
Provision of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP):
PEP can be used by people who may have been exposed to HIV, within 72 hours after potential exposure. This treatment can prevent the HI Virus from becoming established in the body.
Screenings and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections include:
Gonorrhoea: Bacterial infection with urethral or anal discharge. Other symptoms can include burning urination, pain in testicles or scrotal swelling, pelvic pain, sores on or itchiness / pain around the anus.
Chlamydia: Bacterial infection with urethral or anal discharge. Other symptoms can include burning urination, pain in testicles or scrotal swelling, pelvic pain, sores on or itchiness / pain around the anus.
Syphilis: Bacterial infection. Sores (usually small and painless) on genitals, anus, or in or around the mouth. May include fever, headache, sore throat and swollen glands.
Herpes Simplex 1: Viral infection. Also known as oral herpes, it can cause cold sores and fever blisters around the mouth and on the face.
Herpes Simplex 2: Viral infection. Symptoms in genital area or on anus. Blistering sores, pain during urination, or itching. May include fever, swollen lymph nodes, headaches etc.
Genital Warts: Viral infection. Bumps on genitals, anus, mouth, throat, or lips.
Hepatitis A,B,C: Viral infection. Inflammatory disease of the liver.
Screening and treatment for Tuberculosis (TB):
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious bacterial infectious disease that mainly affects your lungs. TB spreads from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes.
Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) uses safe, affordable, and easy-to-manage medicines to block the replication of HIV in the infected person. ART delays disease progression, prolongs survival, and maintains quality of life. Early treatment is recommended to keep HIV positive people healthy and reduce the risk of HIV being passed to someone else.
Managing HIV in infected individuals, includes regular (every 3-6 months) blood monitoring and testing of viral levels (CD4 count and viral load) as well as regular STI- and TB screening, sticking to the correct use of medication, and providing a holistic treatment plan.
Basic wound care and clean needles and syringes:
Wound examination, assessment, cleansing and dressing, as well as education on self-wound care and overdose prevention. Includes provision of clean needles and syringes, and wound care items.
General medical, sexual health, and safer sex consultations:
General medical conditions are also treated or referred to our network of trusted health care providers. Education and information on sexual health issues and safer sex practices are also offered.
Individual and couples counselling:
Counselling is offered on a variety of issues.