Research and Program Manuscripts

Factors associated with mother to child transmission of HIV despite overall low transmission rates in HIV-exposed infants in rural Kenya Nicollate A Okoko, Kevin O Owuor, Jayne L Kulzer, George O Owino, Irene A Ogolla, Ronald W Wandera, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Craig R Cohen and Lisa L Abuogi. International Journal of STD & AIDS. February […]

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Implementing repeat HIV testing during pregnancy

A novel study to assess the barriers and enablers to implementing repeat HIV testing during pregnancy was just published. The study was conducted at three FACES sites (Rongo, Oyani, and Macalder) and participants identified barriers and enablers at the client, provider, facility, and health system levels. Please see this link for the full article:…/s12884-01… […]

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Christopher Carlos

UCSF, Internal Medicine Resident, Kisumu, April 4th – 29th 2016. Admittedly, prior to my clinical rotation through the FACES clinic at Lumumba Health Centre in Kisumu, my experience in global health was limited. Though I always had an interest in learning about how healthcare was delivered outside of the United States, the opportunity to rotate […]

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Xuan Li

Xuan Li

Rush Medical College,School of Medicine. 4th Year Kisumu, Sept 2015 – April 2016. I arrived in Kisumu didn’t know what to expect. It’s my first time in Kenya and first time in Africa. This trip, just like other medical trips that I’ve taken, cemented my desire to work in improving maternal and child health. As […]

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The CROI Conference, 13-16 February 2017

The CROI Conference is coming up! It will be in Seattle from 13-16 February 2017. Starting planning! FACES submissions are due to the CDC by 24 August (with CDC co-authors) and 13 September (without CDC co-authors) Abstracts due to CROI by 28 September 2016. For more information, click here:

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Movement between facilities for HIV care among a mobile population in Kenya: transfer, loss to follow-up, and reengagement

In the island region of Kenya, many patients travel or migrate for their livelihoods, risking treatment interruption. This study examined timely reengagement in care and found that patients who left an island-based HIV clinic in Kenya with an official transfer letter reengaged in care faster than those who were LTFU, although many in both groups […]

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Championing adolescent health.

This week we held adolescent stakeholders forum (s) in Kisumu and Migori Counties. We brought together different people who were all in agreement that we cannot afford to leave them behind in provision of HIV care and treatment. The clip below is part of the discussion that was going on… Health and education come together […]

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Tanya Majumder

UCSF School of Medicine, 4th Year Kisumu, Jan 19th – Feb 28th. I’m a UCSF 4th year medical student who came to Kisumu for a clinical elective hoping to learn more about medical care in Kenya and sharpen some of my own skills before starting residency. I spent 6 weeks at Lumumba Health Center in […]

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Why Research Scientists Are So Often Misunderstood

  The article below was written in the Star Newspaper by Dr. Kawango Agot. Dr Kawango  conducts research and Implements program on HIV prevention, including the groundbreaking study in Kisumu on medical male circumcision.        

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Evyonne Kathure

Nairobi University, 4th Year MBCHB Nairobi, Oct – Nov 2015. I participated in the STEP clinical elective for 6 weeks at the Nairobi facility and it was quite an experience. When going there, my primary objectives were to understand how ARV therapy is modified based on the patient as well as provision of family planning […]

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Mark Murithii

Nairobi University, 4th Year MBCHB Nairobi, Oct – Nov 2015. Going to the FACES clinic I just had a few objectives to meet:participate in HIV education,counseling,care and treatment and participate in diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections.One of my best times in the STEP electives was when preparing for a CME and selecting the best […]

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