Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria: MSM and TG Programme

Name of Project/Study:  Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria: MSM and TG Programme
Duration of Project/Study: 3 Years
Start of Project/Study Year/Month: April 2016 to March 2019

The aim of the project is to reduce the number of new HIV infections and further spread of HIV among MSM and TG through provision of recommended comprehensive package of services. The MSM and TG populations have been identified as a key population at risk for contracting HIV and TB. Through support from the Global Fund, ECF will conduct HIV testing and prevention services in the Cape Town Metro and surrounding areas. ECF will engage with other community organisations already carrying out HCT services and further support HIV preventions activies in the Cape Metro area. ECF will use Peer Educators as the vehicle to deliver this comprehensive package of services.

Peer educators will be trained to address the sensitive complexities of the target population and also be skilled to de-stigmatize the community towards MSM and TG people. ECF aims to reach 25 000 MSM people by the end of the project cycle with prevention activities which are targeted at addressing structural, biomedical and behavioural drivers of HIV infection. By reaching and testing the community, individuals will be continuously tested and linked to LGTBI-friendly clinics, resulting in improved health outcomes for the target population.

Donors: Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM), Primary Recipient is Right to Care