Virally Suppressed

This is the goal for MenStar: men who are engaged in treatment and virally suppressed. Success here means men will not transmit the virus within their communities.


What many of these men may pass on, however, is that the healthcare experience has improved for men and that a healthy life is possible with HIV.

Innovations at this stage of the cascade focus on ways to help men manage a lifelong commitment to staying on treatment. This may include ways for men to collect their medications close to home and outside of the clinic—and less often.

A close, convenient, clinic-free pickup point for HIV medications.

chany singh
Two SMS services were offered at the Site B and Kuyasa Male clinics: Newly diagnosed HIV positive men were offered SMS reminders daily for three days to start antiretroviral care. Men starting antiretrovirals were offered monthly appointment reminders for the first six months of antiretroviral care. 55 men signed up for the linkage reminders out of 357 offered, and 78 for the appointment reminders out of 198 offered.
chany singh
Geo-mapping of existing health facilities and pharmacies; assisting MoH in the development of alternative models and channels to increase reach to ROCs based on results of geo-analysis ; making government ARVs and other medicines available at alternative pick up points.
Virally Suppressed
ART care and treatment is delivered to consenting, stable patients at a pre-identified, community-based site, called a “community drug distribution point (CDDP)."
chany singh
Five chronic medicine dispensation points have been set up for patients to pick up their medications in convenient locations allowing patients to collect their chronic medication quickly and easily and at a site closer to their home or place of work.