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POP INN

The POP INN Wellness Centres, 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.

POP INN

The centres provide a safe space for key populations
communities to receive counselling, screening for HIV,
STIs and TB, receive  PrEP or ART, and receive
psychosocial support services. The centres also provide
free Wi-Fi, access to computers and a comfortable
space to relax and connect with peers.
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The POP INN clinics offer free sexual health services to Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender Women (TGW) across South Africa.
The clinics provide a safe space for key populations communities to receive counselling, screening for HIV, STIs and TB, receive PrEP or ART, and receive psychosocial support services. The clinics also provide free Wi-Fi, access to computers and a comfortable space to relax and connect with peers.
The POP INN Clinics were developed as a tailored response to the increased risk of HIV and STIs amongst MSM and TGW. Routine services do not cater for the needs of key populations and this is further compounded by stigma and lack of awareness of LGBTQI+ health needs. Current evidence indicates that the rate of infection is increasing in both key population groups with an estimated prevalence between 13-49%. MSM are 24 times more likely to contract HIV. TGW are 49 times more likely to be living with HIV than other adult females. The need for a community-based HIV prevention intervention and to provide accessible free treatment is a much-needed response to increased rates of HIV infection and risk.

Wellness Centre Services

The POP INN clinics offer the following services to MSM and TGW clients in the community

Individual and couples counselling

Mpowerment group

HIV testing

PrEP (HIV prevention pill)

ART (HIV treatment)

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening and treatment

Risk reduction counselling

Tuberculosis (TB) screening and referral

HIV self-screening

Recency testing

Psychological support

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POP INN Locations

 

Ehlanzeni

Kabelo Maleke
065 806 2920
KMaleke@auruminstitute.org
Shop u5, Nelcity, Cnr Somora Machel and Paul Kruger Street, Nelspruit.

eThekwini

Zinhle Sokhela
063 685 1013
ZSokhela@auruminstitute.org
125 Convention house, 2nd floor, Cnr of Florence Nzama St & Bram Fischer Rd, Durban

Ekurhuleni

Pheello Shai
078 578 9000
GShai@auruminstitute.org
Winnie Mandela Clinic, Cnr Madiba Drive & Margaret Zuma St, Tembisa

uMgungundlovu

Sibusiso Makhathini
079 382 2622
SMakhathini@auruminstitute.org
74 Greyling Street, Pietermaritzburg
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