UCSF Pathways to Discovery Mentor Award

FACES would like to congratulate Dr. Janet M. Turan on winning the UCSF Pathways to Discovery Mentor Award presented on May 6, 2010.  She is also featured on the UCSF student newspaper Synapse this week. Congratulations, Dr. Turan!

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Watch Dr. Craig Cohen’s Presentation: ‘HIV and the Epidemic in Africa’

For UCSF’s Osher Mini Medical School for the Public, Dr. Craig Cohen gave a presentation in May called HIV and the Epidemic in Africa.  You can watch the 90-minute talk below: Description: Many health problems in “developing” countries with limited resources also affect “developed” countries with abundant resources. Join us to examine the global impact of the […]

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march 2010

March 2010 Newsletter

In this issue: Shamba Maisha Farmers’ Double Income, Patient Population Snapshot, Staff Spotlight, Quote Corner, Patients Say…, PSI Delivers, Quality Matters, Revolutionizing Patient Tracking and Management, FACES Updates, FACES Enrollment & ART Scale  Up, Reducing HIV Transmission – Rapid Result Initiative, Helplessness Behind! Read about these topics and more in the March 2010 newsletter.

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Helplessness Behind

Let me thank my almighty God for giving me this opportunity to share my life history. My name is Pamela Achieng’ Botu, I am 34 years old. It was in July 2004 when my husband Mr. Obuya was sick all the time and he  could not go to work. At the same time I was ill, […]

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Diana Adhiambo

From Patient to Provider

My name is Diana Adhiambo Okungu. I’m a widow with two daughters aged 14 and 9 years. My husband was the family breadwinner. When he was alive we lived in Nairobi where he ran a curio shop.  In 2004, my husband became sick. As his illness progressed, the business suffered and we were forced to  close […]

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Integration of HIV Care with Primary Care Services: Impact on Patient Knowledge, Satisfaction, and Stigma in Rural Kenya

Presented in 2010 at the 4th International Workshop on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-poor Settings (INTEREST), in Maputo, Mozambique. Introduction:  Funding for vertical HIV programs has allowed for specialized staff training, better-equipped facilities, and rapid program implementation and scale-up of HIV services. Suba District, a high-HIV prevalence region in rural Kenya with a shortage of health care […]

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Case Fatality Due to Cryptococcal Meningitis in a Retrospective Cohort in Kenya

Presented in 2010 at the 18th International AIDS Conference, Vienna, Austria. Objectives: To determine case fatality due to cryptococcal meningitis among HIV infected individuals receiving out-patient HIV care and treatment in Kenya. To determine key predictors of case fatality due to cryptococcal meningitis among HIV infected individuals. Read the study below or click here to download.

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november 2009

November 2009 Newsletter

In this issue: Strengthening Teams: A Mountain Top Experience, On the Shoulders of Giants, Staff Spotlight, Quote Corner, Health Systems Update, Riders for Health Donation, FACES Volunteer Comments, Enrollment Update, PPCT Update, VMMC Update, Way to Go Kwee Family and AYSO!, Don Bounces Back! Read about these topics and more in the November 2009 newsletter.

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Don Bounces Back

The two faces hardly matched. The man I was seeing now was more of a boxer ready to fight in a heavyweight match than the thin emaciated man I saw six months ago. Don first came to the FACES clinic carried by his elder brother. He clung loosely on his brother’s shoulder, obviously using all […]

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July 2009

July 2009 Newsletter

In this issue: Patients Supporting One Another, Lay Health Care Workers Making a Difference, FACES Snapshot, Staff Spotlight, Quote Corner, PMTCT, Research, and Lay Health Care Workers, PMTCT Lay Health Care Worker Quote, FACES Volunteer Comments, Enrollment Update, PMTCT Update, VMMC Update, George’s Triumph. Read about these topics and more in the July 2009 newsletter.

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George’s Triumph

George Owino is one of FACES’ most celebrated staff members. In 1998, George was working as casual laborer in Migori. That year, he began experiencing persistent fevers and headaches. Without his knowledge, George’s employer had him tested for HIV and the results indicated that he was HIV+. He was abruptly laid off without being told why. Unemployed, it […]

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March 2009

March 2009 Newsletter

In this issue: Goat it – for healthier lives!, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Program, FACES Snapshot, Staff Spotlight, STEP, FACES Volunteer Comments, Enrollment Update, PMTCT Update, A Cutting End to Four Years of Suffering, Nairobi Update, Uliza! Update. Read about these topics and more in the March 2009 newsletter. Read about these topics and more in the March 2009 newsletter.

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A Cutting End to Four Years of Suffering

When he first visited the clinic, Joel Otieno* was not as open about his story as he is today. Perhaps he was not comfortable being in the  company of the young men who make up a chunk of the clinic’s  clientele. He kept fidgeting uneasily in his seat and asking the  counselor when he would be […]

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Dec 2008

December 2008 Newsletter

In this issue: Raila Odinga visit, HIV Apartheid, Soccer (Football) Donation, FACES Snapshot, Integration of Services, Staff Spotlight, Quote Corner, PPCT Update, Cont. Integration of Services, Nairobi Report: Stigma & HIV, FACES HIV — A Patient’s story, Uliza!, FACES Enrollment Update, A Couple’s Story. Read about these topics and more in the December 2008 newsletter.

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Facing HIV

Living positive has so many challenges. It took me three years before l disclosed my status to anyone. I am a 39-year-old HIV positive mother with three children. I learned my status back in 1999. My husband never wanted anyone to know about my status. I chose to break the news to a friend of mine. Not knowing […]

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Ongo Dispensary in Rongo District

A Couple’s Story: He Says, She Says

He says: For the last three years I have been sick. Every so often I go to the hospital with one ailment or other.  In June 2007 I went to Ongo dispensary for treatment as usual – or so I thought. The doctor who saw me ordered for typhoid, malaria and stool tests. Then he […]

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June 2008

June 2008 Newsletter

In this issue: Recovering from Kenya Post, Election Violence, Shamba Maisha, FACES Snapshot, Shamba Maisha Staff Snapshot, Quote Corner, PPCT Update, Student Training & Education Program (STEP), Nairobi STEP Experience, Suba STEP Experience, Other Updates: Cervical Cancer Screening, Uliza!, FACES Enrollment Numbers, Nutritional & HIV Program, Renewed Hope Through a Bumper Harvest. Read about these topics and more in the June 2008 newsletter.

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Renewed Hope for Better Health Through a Bumper Harvest

Benter is a 35-year-old woman living in Luanda Village, Kisumu, Kenya. She dropped out of school after reaching level seven of primary school. Her husband died in 1999 after suffering a long illness. Six years later, Benter became deathly ill. During an admission at the New Nyanza Provincial hospital she was tested for HIV and […]

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Sports Based HIV Prevention Program for HIV+ and HIV- Youth

Presented in April 2008 at the Global Health Education Consortium Conference in Sacramento, Calif. Results: Collaboration with local community-based organizations allowed us to capitalize on established infrastruc-ture and resources to reach more youth. It also provided an opportunity for children affiliated with the clinic to be welcomed into an outside activity. Engaged coaches were effective facilitators […]

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