A number of studies reported high levels of sexually transmitted infections among people living with HIV (PLHIV). Unfortunately, prevention interventions targeting PLHIV in the community are not common in Kenya, and most PLHIV who are not on ART have limited access to prevention information and risk-reduction counseling. The Population Council’s APHIA II Operations Research Project conducted a research project to address these gaps. This study was conducted in 2010 in collaboration with the International Center for Reproductive Health and the National AIDS and STI Control Programme. The findings show that the intervention had a number of positive outcomes and concludes that programs can use community-based health workers to provide information and counsel people living with HIV as well as make referrals for antiretroviral therapy to increase the uptake of ART among those eligible but not on treatment.
"Community health workers can effectively provide information and referrals to people living with HIV in their communities," APHIA II Operations Research Project in Kenya Programme Brief. Nairobi: Population Council, 2011.
AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA II) Operations Research Project
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