Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC)
This is the clinic where all H.I.V care services, Testing, counseling and treatment are offered. Also screening for opportunistic diseases like TB, Pneumonia, Hepatitis etc, is also done here. Most health facilities do not have equipments to carry out CD4 count, but our CCC has the equipments and CD4 count is comfortably done here on Wednesdays only. The same defaulter tracing mentioned in the chest clinic is also done.
H.I.V patients who have defaulted on treatment are followed up and encouraged to return to medication. To those with relatively low or deteriorating CD4 count, a viral load test is done through KEMRI and results are received in three weeks.
In treatment and care, the clinic has a variety of regimens including second line drugs to those who have failed the first line. CCC runs from Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm. Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is offered everyday through outpatient pharmacy.