The TBI nurse and team have been very busy this world cup season but not watching the game. They have been participating to provide services for the Ministry of Health Campaign, “Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) in HIV testing & Counselling (HTC)”.
Beatrice the TBI nurse carrying out a rapid results test
The campaign is being carried out in Ileret during the world cup from June 12th –July 12th 2010. The mobile clinic team has been providing intensified services to increase HTC uptake among men and couples in community through client initiated HTC.
HTC is the primary entry point to HIV prevention ,care and treatment and therefore a crucial strategy in Kenya’s prevention mandate. The campaign was started as the Government believes the world cup will offer an excellent opportunity to reach males and by extension couples. The aim is yo increase HTC uptake among men and couples through client- initiated HTC which is suppossed to take place in outreaches to target men at various entertainment spots.
While TBI is offering logistical support through the nurse and mobile clinic, the National AIDS/STD Control Programme (NASCOP) is providing resources to cover for engagement of counselors, activities, materials, and supervision.