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RE: [pronut-hiv] HIV+ Kenyans in Need of VCT/ARV and Care/NutritionInformation (4)
- From: "Adungosi, John" <JAdungosi@fhi.or.ke>
- Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 14:32:42 +0300
Sad situation of lack of information of where to visit for HIV care. In
a fairly wired country like Kenya with a very lively and vibrant media.
HIV Comprehensive Care Centres have been established all across Kenya in
the Public Hospitals, Faith based hospitals and health centres. These
are now close to 200 (and growing rapidly) across the country. Primary
HIV care and ARV therapy is offered, in some for free and in others for
a nominal charge ranging from 1 and quarter to 7 dollars per one months
supply of ARV drugs. This would be the avenue for those unable to meet
the cost at the Private health institutions. That means most eligible
Kenyans. About 45,000 Kenyans are already on treatment and this number
is rising daily.
Let these individuals contact the nearest VCT centres or public/mission
hospitals to be directed to the nearest HIV care and treatment centres
or to be assessed for appropriate HIV treatment. Some of these sites are
mentioned by the colleague below. VCT Centres are well advertised with a
familiar logo across Kenya.
The head of the ART National program can be reached at
email@example.com for any further information. Urge these persons to
take advantage of the Government-driven program to access treatment at
less than 2 dollars per month of ARV therapy at most, with facility for
John E Adungosi
FHI Clinical and Community Care Programs
-----Robert Simiyu wrote:
Hi,I would like to respond to the plea of Kenyans
seeking for help in HIV care.
Nairobi is one of the few places in Kenya where one
can access help easily.
Depending on which side of Nairobi they live,they can
choose where to go for VCT and HIV care.
They could choose to go to the Mbagathi District
Hospital(IDH) CCC(comprehensive care centre) where it
would cost 100 KSHS to get a month's dose of ARVs
should they be found needing them.They could also
choose to go to Kenyatta national Hospital.
Other very sucesful programmes that they could visit
are:MSF-BELGIUM in Kibera Gatwekera,Silanga and Kisumu
Ndogo-(I work here),MSF-FRANCE in blue room in
Mathare.Both these programmes are free of any cost.I
would be very glad to advice.
--- Janet Feldman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> Hello and please read below two different letters
> sent to me recently by people seeking help for their
> friends and relatives in Kenya who are HIV+. I have
> written mentioning VCT (does anyone know a clinic
> there they could go to?), a few doctors, women's
> orgs addressing HIV/AIDS, a hotline for help, and
> better nutrition. I am wondering what others might
> recommend: both of these people in need do live in
> Any leads or feedback are greatly appreciated! If
> you can cc email@example.com and
> firstname.lastname@example.org too, that would be excellent!
> All best wishes and deepest thanks, Janet (Feldman,
> email@example.com )
> My relative is still living, however, she is
> bedridden and very weak. Right now, I understand
> that they are treating her for TB. The doctors say
> that her liver is very damaged from all the
> medication she has been taking for the wrong
> diagnosis. I would like you to guide me to some of
> the people and places there in Kenya, to see what
> can be done to help her. This person is my younger
> sister who has done so much for our family. She has
> taken care of family members during their time of
> need, and up to their deaths, and I would like to
> take care of her as she has done for them.
> I am contacting you on behalf of a friend from Kenya
> who is HIV positive and cannot find any support or
> medical care. She's a single mother living with
> three kids and working as a janitor. She is
> definitely symtomatic and desperately needs care.
> Do you know of any clinics where she could go?