UPSCALING HIV prevention and treatment amongst the priority populations-PACT ENDELEZA program – SWOP
PHDA continues to increase access and impact for health services targeting the priority populations in our health programs. The CDC funded PACT ENDELEZA program entered its 4th year and has made outstanding achievements in addressing the HIV/Aids epidemic.
To Provide HIV prevention, care and treatment services to key populations in Nairobi county
- To mobilize and provide HIV prevention services to 42,164 FSW and 3,727 MSM residing within Nairobi County.
- To provide HIV testing services to key populations reaching 13,106 FSWs and MSM
- To link and enroll all HIV infected clients into care in addition to offering intensified case finding screening for TB/ IPT to all
- To strengthen the linkage of HIV-infected FSW and MSW to HIV care, access to comprehensive HIV treatment and opportunistic infections management services and retention in care
- To implement and use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among FSW and MSMs seeking services in supported clinics
PHDA maintains 8 facilities within Nairobi serving over 50,000 Key Population these include FSW’s MSM’s, Trangendas. The clinics continue to offer Health Testing Services (HTS), ART linkages, and Viral load suppression for the key populations as well as HIV prevention services. This has gone a long way in achieving the United Nations targets aimed at helping countries end the AIDs pandemic.
Key Milestones towards achieving the program goals:-
HIV Testing Services
HTS’s goal is to ensure that targeted populations know their HIV status and positive cases are linked to care. 46039 individuals against a target of 23500 were tested with 519 testing positive. This is part of HIV prevention services that play a major role in ensuring targeted clients are tested amongst other services, the negatives supported to remain uninfected and those testing positive linked to available HIV care and treatment services.
Our Peer educators, nurses, and clinicians have done a splendid job in supporting community engagement, mobilization, and demand creation for the STI/HIV/TB prevention and treatment services. HTS strategies dwelt on distribution of HIV oral self-test kits that emphasizes the ‘’Know your status’’ maxim, strengthening the assisted partner notification services (aPNS) and partner testing, social networking strategy (SNS), use of the SWOP clinics and mobile clinic outreach services and professional counseling services
This is a critical milestone in HIV services delivery where all persons who test positive for HIV are started on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) instantly or within two weeks of testing.
To ensure 100% linkage PHDA enhanced the existing SWOP-Hotspot-Based peer-led model of delivering HIV prevention, care, and treatment services to the KPs. The program developed an extensive and elaborate outreach structure involving prevention officers, peer educators, and community PHDP champions which were strengthened to ensure effective linkage to HIV care and treatment through continuous tracking and maintenance of confidentiality. The program managed to linked 92% of all those who tested positive against the program target of 95%
Viral load suppression
Viral Suppression is key in stemming the spread of HIV within the priority populations. Consistent uptake of ARVs reduces the HIV viral load to an undetectable level and in effect reduces the infection from a HIV-positive person to a HIV-negative person.
The program has made significant progress on this goal by reaching 97% viral suppression against the 95% target. This has been achieved through a well-executed outreach program on adherence to treatment, messaging services, PHDP champions support, close monitoring, and evaluation.
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