Our Excellence IN HIV/AIDS Health Care program continues as strong as ever! The doctor has continued to make his monthly visits to Kpando to monitor the health of the participants. New laboratory testing capabilities have been made available and the participants were able to finally get their viral load results as well as the standard CD4 and liver function tests. This allows the doctor a greater range of diagnostic tools to work with when evaluating the health of the participants.
We do have sad news, one of the participants of the EHAHC program, NA, passed away in June. We had been working with NA to help her improve her adherence to the vital AIDS medication, but despite the best efforts of all involved she refused to take her medication regularly. We are all deeply saddened by NA's passing. But we are determined to continue to work on adherence counseling and increased access of AIDS medications to those who need it.
In July we accepted to new patients into the program, D1 and T1, two young ladies who are responding well under the doctor's care. We are happy to report that the rest of the participants, totaling 13 in number, continue to show improvements in their health.
We continue to be grateful to all who have made this vital life saving program possible!
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