Family AIDS Care & Education Services (FACES)

Location(s): Kenya

Description

In 1994, Dr. Craig Cohen and his colleague Dr. Elizabeth Bukusi at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) established the Research Care and Treatment Program (RCTP) a collaboration with projects in Nairobi and Kisumu, Kenya.  In addition to conducting research, the goal of the program is to enhance local capacity to conduct biomedical research through training and infrastructure development. RCTP employs over 200 full-time staff in Kenya including epidemiologists, physicians, nurse-counselors, laboratory technologists, field workers, data managers, biostatisticians and administrative staff.  This work is continued as the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES), a program of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

FACES launched with the original site in Nairobi in 2004 and second site in Kisumu, Nyanza Province in 2005, with a focus on HIV care and treatment, as well as HIV testing and counseling services.  FACES rapidly expanded in Kisumu and the island district of Suba, a fishing community along Lake Victoria’s shores with an HIV prevalence of 27% – the highest in the country.  In 2007, FACES support extended to Prevention of Parent-to-Child Transmission (PPCT) and Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) services and expanded geographically to the underserved, rural districts of Migori, Rongo, and Nyatike.

FACES now supports over 130 health facilities in Kisumu East, Suba, Mbita, Migori, Rongo, and Nyatike districts in Nyanza and two sites in Nairobi. Over 121,000 patients have enrolled in care and over 51,000 have initiated antiretroviral treatment (ART).

Archived Projects: 36

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Chlamydia and Gonococcal Infection: Immunobiology in the Female Reproductive Tract Craig Cohen, MD, MPH Infectious Disease, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Women's Health Kenya
Mycoplasma Genitalium in the Female Genital Tract Craig Cohen, MD, MPH Infectious Disease, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Women's Health Kenya
Investigation of the Natural History of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA and Cervical Neoplasia in a Cohort of Sex Workers in Kenya Craig Cohen, MD, MPH Infectious Disease, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Women's Health Kenya
HIV Shedding from the Female Genital Tract Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS, Women's Health Kenya
Impact of ART on Sexual Behaviors in Kisumu, Kenya Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS Kenya
Phase III Randomized , Placebo-Controlled Trial of HSV-2 Supression to Prevent HIV Transmission Among HIV Discordant Couples HSV-2/HIV Transmission Study Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS Kenya; Rwanda; Uganda; Tanzania; Zambia; Botswana; South Africa
Vaginal Use of Lactobacillus crispatus in Women, Safety Trials Craig Cohen, MD, MPH Women's Health United States
Development of a Live Topical Microbicide for Women Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS, Women's Health, Risk Reduction and Prevention United States
Development and Validation of a Diagnostic Tool for HIV Dementia Ana-Claire L. Meyer, MD HIV/AIDS, Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Kenya
HIV Treatment for Research Subjects or By Researchers in Kenya Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS Kenya
KEMRI-UCSF Infectious Disease Research Training Program Craig Cohen, MD, MPH Training and Capacity Building Kenya
Integrating Family Planning into HIV Care and Treatment Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS Kenya
The Development of a Tool to Identify Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV Associated Dementia Ana-Claire L. Meyer, MD HIV/AIDS, Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Kenya
The Development of a Tool to Identify Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV Associated Dementia Ana-Claire L. Meyer, MD HIV/AIDS, Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Kenya
Integrating Family Planning Services into HIV Care and Treatment in Nyanza Province, Kenya - Phase II Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS Kenya
Cervical Fluid for Human Papilloma Virus and p16 Testing Megan J. Huchko, MD Women's Health Kenya
Restructuring and Building Capacity for Ethics Review at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Craig Cohen, MD, MPH Training and Capacity Building Kenya
HIV/HSV Study Completion Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS South Africa; Kenya; Botswana; Tanzania; Zambia; Uganda; Rwanda
Consequences of an Intervention to Promote the Pasteurization of Breastmilk to Reduce the Transmission of HIV from Mothers to Their Breastfed Infants Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS Tanzania
University of California Global Health Institute Women's Health and Empowerment Center of Expertise Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program Craig Cohen, MD, MPH Women's Health, Training and Capacity Building, Residencies, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Training Burundi; Comoros; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Rwanda; Seychelles; Somalia; South Sudan; Uganda; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe; Angola; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo (Kinshasa); Congo (Brazzaville); Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Sao Tome and Principe; Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Sudan; Tunisia; Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland; Benin; Burkina Faso; Cape Verde; Ivory Coast; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; China; North Korea; South Korea; Mongolia; Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Iran; Maldives; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Cambodia; Indonesia; Viet Nam; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Philippines; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Iraq; Jordan; Lebanon; Palestinian Territory; Syria; Turkey; Yemen; Albania; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Kosovo; Latvia; Lithuania; Macedonia; Moldova; Montenegro; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Ukraine; Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Uruguay; Venezuela; Antigua and Barbuda; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Haiti; Jamaica; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; American Samoa; Fiji; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Evaluation Strategies of Lost to Follow-Up in Western Kenya Jeffrey N. Martin, MD, MPH Engagement in Care Kenya
Stakeholder Meeting on the Integration of Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS, Women's Health Kenya
Travel Scholarships for Integration of Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Services Conference Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS Kenya
Agricultural Intervention to Improve Health of HIV-affected Children in Kenya HIV/AIDS Kenya
Cervical Cancer Screening with a Novel Biomarker in HIV-Infected Women Megan J. Huchko, MD HIV/AIDS, Cancer/Oncology Kenya
Targeted Treatment of Early Cryptococcal Infection in HIV-infected Patients Ana-Claire L. Meyer, MD HIV/AIDS Kenya
Reproductive Infectious Disease (RID) Fellowship Craig Cohen, MD, MPH Women's Health, Residencies, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Training United States
Treatment of HIV-Associated Cognitive Impairment Ana-Claire L. Meyer, MD HIV/AIDS Kenya
(PrEP) Parallel Comparison of Tenofovir and Emtricitabine/tenofovir Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV1 Acquisition within HIV1 Discordant Couples Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS Kenya; Uganda
Integration of Family Planning into HIV Care and Treatment in Nyanza Province, Kenya Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS, Implementation and Behavioral Science Kenya
Addressing Abortion Stigma Through Service Delivery Ushma D. Upadhyay, PhD, MPH Women's Health, Family Planning, Implementation and Behavioral Science Kenya; Uganda; Zambia; Ghana; India; Mexico
Pilot Agricultural Intervention for Food Security and HIV Outcomes in Kenya Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS Kenya
Identifying Opportunities for HIV Prevention among Female Migrants in Kenya Carol S. Camlin, PhD HIV/AIDS, Women's Health, Immigration and Migration, Risk Reduction and Prevention Kenya
New Combination Therapies for Early Cryptococcal Infection in HIV Infected Individuals: A Randomized Controlled Trial Ana-Claire L. Meyer, MD HIV/AIDS Kenya
Supporting the Implementation and Expansion of High Quality HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Activities at Facility and Community Level in Kenya under PEPFAR Craig Cohen, MD, MPH HIV/AIDS, Implementation and Behavioral Science Kenya
University of California Global Health Institute Program for Fellows and Scholars (UCGHI-PFS) Craig Cohen, MD, MPH Training and Capacity Building Burundi; Kenya; Mozambique; Rwanda; Central African Republic; Benin; Burkina Faso; Gambia; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Niger; Sierra Leone; Kyrgyzstan; South Korea; Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Nepal; Cambodia; Myanmar; Haiti