Navigating the Eastern Cape lockdown to provide HIV care to MSM and transgender people

NGOs are going the extra mile to ensure that key population groups, specifically, men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, are supported to continue with their HIV care and treatment amid the lockdown restrictions. Rose Ross, programme manager at Social Health and Empowerment (S.H.E) explains, “MSM and transgender people should not default on their treatment at this …

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HIV+ people can be at a higher risk for coronavirus

Key population groups who are HIV positive, are likely to be at higher risk of contracting the new coronavirus respiratory disease, COVID-19, particularly if they are not on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, due to compromised immune systems and low CD4 counts. These include men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people and adolescent girls and young women. Beyond Zero, a …

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