HIV / TB-FREE FUTURE

A two-and-a-half-year project (renewable on a yearly basis) funded by the Gauteng Department of Health for the period October 2021 to March 2024 is being rolled out to provide marginalized communities and vulnerable groups with much needed HIV/AIDS, STIs, and TB (HAST) services.

  • The project is designed to raise awareness and mobilize communities to access HAST services, followed by delivery of HAST counselling and testing services at mobile sites (non-medical sites) and upstream referrals to local health facilities of HAST patients (when needed) and young men for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).
  • The catchment area of the project is Region E (Alexandra township and surrounding locations) of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality with a focus on high transmission areas such as migrant hostels, brothels, taxi ranks, and informal settlements.
  • The project team prides itself in reaching out to communities and population groups who are liable to be left out of mainstream health care and in so doing plays a critical role in contributing to the UNAIDS 95-95-95 “treatment for all” strategy as well as in the prevention of HAST transmissions and re-infections.