ONE OF AFRICA'S LARGEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE RESPONSES TO HIV & AIDS.
In Kenya, 1.5 million people are HIV positive, but approximately a third of those people are unaware of their status.
AMPATH began treating our first patient suffering from HIV in late 2000. And since then, we've become one of Africa’s most comprehensive and successful HIV & AIDS treatment and prevention programs.
HIV & AIDS patients in active care via AMPATH
Patients reached through home-based counseling and testing
HIV-positive people found through home-based testing are enrolled in care
AREAS OF FOCUS
At our 800+ clinical sites in Kenya, we initiate and provide HIV testing, no matter why the patient visited the clinic. This built-in testing has become one of the main sources of new patients enrolling in AMPATH treatment — more than 2,000 people every single month. If a patient tests HIV positive, we immediately begin designing a treatment plan.
Home-based counseling and testing is one of our most powerful preventative tools with the promise of finding more than 90% of those who are HIV positive. Not only is it more effective in early diagnosis and preventing disease progression, it also helps us provide less expensive care. More than one million people have been reached in our home-based programs throughout western Kenya.
Without treatment, the chances a pregnant HIV-positive mother will pass the virus to her infant or newborn are 35%. Together, our in-clinic and home-based programs have lowered mother-to-child transmission to 4.2%, practically preventing it in our treatment areas.
HIV and AIDS affects far more than just patients. Families are disrupted and children are left vulnerable or orphaned. AMPATH Child Health programs step in and make sure families can recover, stay healthy, stick together, and ultimately thrive. And our youth programs make sure teens and adolescents are supported through disclosure of their HIV status and treatment.
YOUR GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
1 month of anti-retroviral treatment for a patient being treated for HIV
Allows an HIV-positive pregnant woman to deliver her baby in a hospital
Trains clinic staff on how to counsel children and families through telling a child that they are HIV positive
1 year of anti-retroviral drugs for a patient being treated for HIV