As the fight against COVID 19 intensifies, Kenya continues to take significant strides and employ various measures to prevent and contain COVID 19. Although there has been no evidence indicating a higher risk of infection among PLWHIV/TB precautions must be taken to safeguard the lives of millions of PLWHIV accessing health services, and the health care workers providing these services as well as employ measures to ensure continuity in the safe delivery of HIV/TB prevention treatment and care services.
PLWHIV are required to take lifesaving antiretroviral medication every day. Their health and adherence to medication are closely monitored through monthly appointments whereby patients visit the health facility’s Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC) for review and refill of drugs. Exceptions are made for stable patients (patients who are virally suppressed) who are given multi-month prescriptions with appointments scheduled after 3-6months.
Adapting HIV health services delivery to prevent COVID transmission and Infection is essential in ensuring clients can still access HIV services. Read more of this story on our COVID 19 blog