Key populations, their partners and clients of sex workers face alarming low access to services as persistent social norms stand in the way. There is a widening gap between people gaining access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and people being left behind. Rates among transgender persons and injecting drug users also are disproportionately high.
In 2014 S.H.E started a program called Impilo Yethu Programme.
Lmpilo Yethu is a Health and HIV programme implemented to create a safer non-discriminatory platform for Transgender, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Men and other Men having sex with Men access to comprehensive HIV testing services. These include: health education, condom distribution, screening for blood pressure, diabetes, TB, STI, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol and testing for HIV, as well as facilitate discussion groups on sexual and mental health conversations.
All these are conducted at our drop in centre and community based outreach. Recipients are linked to health facilities that are LGBTI competent.