CARE AND TREATMENT
Proper care and treatment helps those living with HIV to stay healthy, live longer and reduces the risk of transmission if HIV to other people. Therefore efforts need to be made to ensure that ART coverage reaches all PLHIV, including the most vulnerable groups. In addition to access to care and treatment, the quality of services needs to be assured, and services need to be adapted to the needs of all PLHIV, including youth, children and key populations.
The overall goal of this intervention area is to ensure qualitative care and treatment are accessible, acceptable and affordable for PLHIV.
- PLHIV has improved access to psychosocial support services.
- Expend sensitization activities by peers in all districts with special considerations for inclusion of children, youth, gender and key populations.
- Strengthen collaboration with GoR, CSO’s and Medical centers to ensure that PLHIV have access to health care services, proper nutrition and psychosocial support.
Through the support and awareness raising activities of 1320 peer educators in the TB program the following has been achieved:
- 084 persons have been sensitized about early recognition and treatment of TB.
- 2150 persons have been referred to health centers for TB screening, of whom 45 turned out to be TB+
Achievements of 921 Peer educators in the PEARL (HIV) programme:
- 689 persons resumed taking ARV after referral by PE
- 561 persons had a CD4 count after referral by peer educators
- 945 people were enrolled in PMTCT after referral by PE
- 27,465 people has been sensitized by PE on HIV prevention, the importance of adherence to treatment, early recognition of TB, healthy nutrition, human rights, etc.