HIV TESTING SERVICES (HTS) | Programs

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HIV TESTING SERVICES (HTS)
HIV TESTING SERVICES (HTS) IRDO has vast experience in providing HIV Testing and Services in Kenya having rolled out these services since 2005. Throughout this period we have reached out to the general population including youth, couples and their family members. We have also targeted Key Populations who are believed to be the most at risk of HIV infection for instance Fisher-folk, FSWs, PWIDs, and MSM.

HTS among the general population is meant for early knowledge of HIV status and access to care for those found to be HIV positive, while those tested negative can take precautions to avoid getting infected in future. HTS for Key population is offered as a minimum package alongside other sexual reproductive health services like STI screening & treatment, family planning, HIV care & Treatment, PMTCT among others.

IRDO is the largest provider of HTC services in Nyanza Province.

Technical Advisor:
Ms. Rose A. Oyoo. BA
 
Ms. Oyoo holds Bachelor degree in Psychology from Egerton University. She is currently HTC Coordinator for Community-Based HTC at IRDO and a member of QA/QC for PITC and Linkages in VMMC. Rose also holds Higher National Diploma in Psychological Counselling of Kenya Association of Professional Counselling (KAPC) & Diploma in Community Health and Development of Premese Africa.
 
In addition, she has undergone numerous professional trainings in HTC, TOT in HIV related courses, Supervision and Respect-K. Rose has worked with IRDO from 2004 during the onset of PEPFAR 1 to-date, before joining IRDO, she had worked with KEMRI/CDC as an HTC Counsellor in charge of mobile VCT for a period of two years.