HIV Comprehensive Services

Through the FACES program, we work in concert with national and global efforts to increase universal access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services to reduce new HIV infections and improve the health outcomes of people living with HIV. Services are supported at over 70 health facilities in Kisumu county.

Core Services

  • Comprehensive, family-centered HIV service provision:

    • Antiretroviral therapy and medications for adults and children
    • Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections
    • HIV/TB screening and management
    • Reproductive health and management of sexually transmitted infections
  • Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) services for pregnant women, mothers, their babies, and partners
  • Laboratory networking to facilitate quick turnaround for enhanced patient care, as well as laboratory investigations for quality patient management.
  • Diagnostic HIV counseling and testing for family members
  • Patient support services including HIV education and counseling, health talks, counseling, patient support groups, and children and adolescent clubs.
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) to reduce new HIV infections.

Approach

  • Rapid HIV service scale-up through decentralization to increase access services at health facilities in remote location. Over 70 health facilities are now supported, whereas in 2005 they were two.
  • Integrated HIV services – one point of care for multiple patient services whenever possible.
  • Capacity-building and technical assistance for long-term sustainability.
  • Task-shifting to improve workflow and efficiency of quality patient care.