Monday, 27 January 2014

Access

My first CD4 count came at 818. According to my clinic, only if my count falls to 350 would I be put on ARVs. I am attending a free clinic where the drugs and tests are all free, donor and government funded. I tried to find out if I could get a prescription from a private doctor should I choose to. The answer is yes, but only if my CD4 is below 350, and it will cost me close to Kshs 1500 a week, beside the consultation fee. Money I do not have. Some choices are effectively removed from us. None of that treatment-as-prevention story down here! Well, at least they give me prophylactic antibiotics for free, gotta count my blessings. :-)