Men's Clinic brings health care services to Men in Lesotho

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Men in Lesotho are less likely to get tested for HIV and are therefore less likely to be identified as HIV-positive and linked to appropriate care and treatment services. Because of their health seeking behavior, adult males are less likely to be reached by provider-initiated and community-based HIV testing. Through The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’s support and the Determined, Resilient, Empowered AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) initiative, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), introduced comprehensive men’s clinics at selected high-volume health facilities to scale up HIV treatment access for men. The following video showcases more about the male-friendly clinics and features interviews with beneficiaries, the EGPAF Lesotho Country Director (Tšepang Mohlomi), Ministry of Health Director General for Health Services (Dr. ‘Nyane Letsie), and PEPFAR Lesotho Coordinator (Aubrey Casey).

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