In Kenya, there are an estimated 1.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS. Nyanza Province, in western Kenya, has been the most severely affected; it has the highest prevalence in the country at 14.9% compared to 7.1% countrywide.

FACES works collaboratively with the Kenya Ministry of Health and other local partners to support and strengthen local capacity for quality HIV prevention, care, and treatment services in Nyanza province and Nairobi. FACES works to provide family-centered, comprehensive, compassionate care, and build the foundation for long-term, sustainable treatment.

FACES is a  University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) collaborative partnership. It was funded in September 2004 by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Learn more about FACES’ Health and Support services, Education and Training programs, and Community Building initiatives.

Photos: See the Faces of FACES

See what a day is like at a FACES clinic: Visit inside the counseling rooms, the pharmacy, the laboratory, and the data entry rooms. Tag along on a home visit. Attend a meeting of the Children’s Club and a Continuing Medical Education seminar for FACES staff. Click through our gallery to meet the staff and clients who make up the FACES family.

Living Stories: Our Clients’ Perspectives

Hear from Violet about what it’s like to be 16 and living with HIV. Read about how a man in Suba decided to have a vasectomy after fathering his twelfth child. Hear from Jamila about her experience being screened and treated for cervical cancer. And meet Diana, a widow with two kids, who became a volunteer peer educator after learning she was HIV positive.

FACES Research Sites

To learn about the FACES research being conducted in Kenya, click on the blue dots.


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