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Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES)

Location
Kenya

Funders
Centers for Disease Control

Principal Investigator
Craig Cohen, MD

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control under the Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Women's Global Health Imperative, and collaborators from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of Nairobi, University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of Manitoba, will provide care and support to research participants and their affected immediate family members including children.

We believe that a strategy centered on caring for affected families will first and foremost save the greatest number of lives, afford the most support to families and their communities, lead to decreased stigmatization associated with HIV, and provide greater impetus for HIV preventive efforts at the individual, family and community levels.

FACES will operate two comprehensive care and training facilities, one in Kisumu based at Lumumba Health Center, and one at the Center for Respiratory Disease Research (CRDR) at KEMRI.

Our objectives will be to:

  • Provide comprehensive care and support including the provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to research participants and their immediate family members;
  • Develop and implement a model of Family HIV/AIDS care and education that is responsive to the needs of HIV affected populations in Kenya;
  • Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of care, support and treatment provided by FACES;
  • Develop local capacity and provide training to Kenyan health care professionals and lay persons in family AIDS care; and
  • Provide ongoing monitoring and evaluation of FACES.

 

 
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