Hiv Testing


Global Fund R10

OGRA Foundation runs an HIV free society project funded by the Global Fund through KRCS. Based on the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan (KNASP III) 2009/10 – 2012- 2013, the Global fund Round 10 HIV and AIDS project priority areas seeks to deliver a HIV free society in Kenya by reducing new HIV infections, improving the quality of life of those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS and mitigating the socio economic impact of the scourge.

The program is implemented within Kisumu and Vihiga counties in four sub-counties including Muhoroni, Nyando, Sabatia and Hamisi giving support to 21 Community Health Units linked to 21 Government Health facilities.

Set to achieve its objectives by end of 2019, the program aims is to contribute towards reducing new HIV infections by 75% and reducing AIDS related mortality by 25%,to realize these.

The program supports the following interventions:
  • HIV Care and Treatment (HCBC)
  • Community prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV.
  • HIV Counseling and Testing.
  • Evidence informed behavior change interventions (Shuga)
  • Sexual and reproductive health services
  • Trainings and Capacity Building.
  • As at December 2017, the program through the 208 engaged CHVs offered support to 4,162 PLHIV with Home based care, 20168 adolescents with Evidence Informed Behavior change interventions including HTS and 3486 pregnant mothers with ANC/PNC services reaching 194 c-PMTCT.

    IMPACT: Reduction in stigma and discrimination against PLHIV, Increased access to HIV testing and counseling in the target Sub Counties, reduced mortality rate among PLHIV, Strengthened community linkages to other support services, Reduction in new born mortality rate and Reduced HIV infection rate among the new born. This is as a result of the services given to the clients by CHVs including ANC health talks at the facility, psychosocial support, adherence counselling, nutritional counselling, health education in community support groups and outreaches among other services.

    Recent studies show that by December 2016, 68% (1,018,905) of PLHIV were on HIV treatment, hence a gap in achieving the 90% of PLHIV on treatment in the next 2 years. Routine viral load testing has not been scaled up to all health facilities providing ART and about 73% of the PLHIV on ART are viral load suppressed. Studies show less than 40% performance across the 90:90:90 cascade in some counties.

    Based on this OGRA Foundation has won a new grant extending the program period to June 2019. The new program phase will support treatment for 320,786 PLHIV on ART in year, 1 319,652 in year 2 through support of PLHIV networks and CHVs. The category of PLHIV to benefit will include defaulters, newly identified HIV cases, HIV TB co-infected, Pregnant and Lactating PLHIV mothers, Adolescents and Youth (girls and young women).