Mid-term Review of the South African National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) HIV Plan 2017 – 2022

The LGBTI HIV Plan, 2017-2022 is a strategic guide tailored for challenges that are more prevalent to LGBTI people and is a milestone in the country’s response to HIV, TB and STIs. This is a 5-year plan that supports and runs concurrently with the implementation of the current National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB and STIs 2017-2022. The Plan is not only a first for the country and continent but in the world. The LGBTI plan provides effective interventions among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

The Plan aims to reduce HIV by 63%; TB by 30%; and increase detection of STIs by 70%, with comprehensive prevention; treatment of HIV, TB and STIs among LGBTI people besides ensuring that all LGBTI have access to comprehensive health services.

The overall goal of the MTR of the LGBTI Plan is to provide an in-depth analysis of its implementation; with a specific focus on progress made towards achieving the targets set for each of its objectives. The review is intended to illustrate emerging issues and opportunities, lessons learned, gaps and challenges encountered during the implementation of the Plan, and a map of all the current LGBTI services and resources in the country. The MTR of the LGBTI Plan findings will inform targeted implementation in the remaining period and guide recommendations towards the end of the LGBTI Plan term.