We offer services that are professional, free, safe, confidential, non-judgmental and inclusive. These include the following:
• HIV Testing Services (HTS)
• Provision of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
• Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART)
• HIV management (CD4 and viral load)
• Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screenings
• Provision of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
• Tuberculosis (TB) screenings
• Basic wound care and clean needles and syringes
• General medical, sexual health and safer sex consultations
• Individual and couples counselling
• Condoms and lubrication
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
HTS: HIV Testing Services include pre- and post-counselling and an Advanced Quality Rapid Test. Results are available in minutes. Should a person test positive, additional tests will 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. PrEP requires strict adherence to be effective.
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.
Provision of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP):
PrEP is a very effective daily pill that protects an HIV negative person from HIV (but not other STIs). You need to take it for 7 consecutive days before it starts working. PrEP works best if you continue to take it daily without any interruption.
Screenings 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 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.
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.