Antiretroviral therapy involves the combination of several daily medications that reduce the speed at which the HIV virus multiplies in the body. ROM provides free anti-retroviral therapy (ART) drugs to HIV-positive patients.
In 2015, 96.4% of the adults and 95.3% of the children were on first-line ART regimens. 87% of total people in care who were living with HIV were on ART in 2015, and of those, 86% of clients had undetectable viral loads.
Paediatric and Adolescent Care and Support
Children and adolescents are tested for HIV through HIV testing and counselling services at clinics, youth outreaches, and prevention activities.
In 2015, 1,607 adolescents aged 10-19 years were offered testing, with 82 children and 125 adolescents testing HIV positive. In 2015, ROM provided care for 570 children and 383 adolescents.
TB Care and Management
At ROM, tuberculosis (TB) services have been integrated with HIV services, through screening all HIV clients routinely for TB and TB patients for HIV. ROM also provides treatment for TB to both HIV-positive and negative clients. All those diagnosed with TB are linked to Community Health Workers for close monitoring and follow-up.
In 2015, 1,917 presumptive TB cases were identified, 310 of which were clients receiving HIV care. ROM achieved 92% treatment success rate in 2015.