LVCT Health

HIV Care and Treatment

After HIV testing and counselling, those who are HIV positive are linked to care and treatment services so that they can begin taking antiretroviral medication.

LVCT Health has two clinics situated in Hurlingham, Nairobi and Tivoli Centre, Kisumu. We also have four drop-in centres (DiCEs) in Nairobi – Nairobi CBD, Kenya cinema building, Sokoni in Kawangware, Hurlingham DiCE, behind Jamii Bora Bank, CBD – Kenya cinema building), and Githurai –  three in Kiambu – Juja, Thika and Kiambu integrated and ten in Western Kenya located in Kisii County – Kisii, Migori County – Awendo, Sori, Muhuru, Isebania and Migori,  Kisumu County –  Naselica, Manyatta, Awasi, and Sondu. The clinics and DiCEs offer prevention, care and treatment services to key and general populations.

Care and treatment services are also offered through mobile outreaches carried out in hotspots and/or hard to reach areas for clients who cannot reach our facilities.

LVCT Health clinics are currently providing free regular life prolonging anti-viral therapy, including drugs and laboratory services.

The services we offer include:

  1. Anti-retroviral therapy to over 7500 HIV positive individuals in our facilities, 91% of whom attained viral suppression by October 2017. We offer tailor-made services to our clients, community ART groups, long appointment models, support groups and medication adherence clubs.
  2. Opportunistic Infections management: we offer a comprehensive package of care for our HIV positive clients: management of minor opportunistic infections including tuberculosis on outpatient basis. We also offered TB prophylaxis using Isoniazid to at least 94% of all our clients on care.
  3. Gender based violence: we integrate post violence care services in the care program so as to ensure that all survivors receive the minimum package of care of services.
  4. Sexual and reproductive health services: SRH services are integrated into our service delivery. In addition, we offer information and mobilization for adolescents and youth on SRH and HIV through use of our Online Integrated Digital platform – OIDP toll free one2one hotline and social media platforms that appeal to adolescents and young people (Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram) Over 1.9million youth were reached through this platform in 2017.

In 2016 our performance showed that over 93% of our clients had achieved viral suppression, which is above the UNAIDS target of 90%.