Expanding HIV care in Africa: making men matter in Johannesburg

Kuwane, B., Appiah, K., Felix, M., Grant, A., & Churchyard, G.

In their Viewpoint (July 25, p 275), Edward Mills and colleagues highlight the need to provide HIV testing and treatment services that are more accessible to men. As they note, men make less use of routine health services than women, partly because such services are often not easily accessible to those who are employed. In South Africa, we have established services that provide screening, care, and treatment for HIV that target inner-city workers. The Emthonjeni centre is based in central Johannesburg at a large taxi rank used by an estimated 400 000 commuters daily. It provides screening for HIV and tuberculosis, along with blood pressure and glucose checks, and is convenient for commuters and those employed locally.