Daughtie, the Director of the African Sex Worker Alliance has been living with HIV for the last 15 years, she has been sick undergoing treatment for CMV since Feb 2017 and TB since May 2017 for which she had been hospitalized for 2 months. As part of her treatment Daughtie has had to change her ARV medication and is on a regiment consisting of Abacavir, Dolutegravir and Lamivudine known as Triumeq. She has to buy this treatment as it is currently not offered to her for free.
Recently she was diagnosed with CMV Retinitis and just discovered she is losing her eye sight as a result of it. She has completely lost use of her left eye and needs urgent treatment to save her right eye.This whole treatment proposed by doctors and eye specialists from PCEA Kikuyu EYE Hospital will cost USD 5,500 consisting of four (4) eye injections into the Retina and prescription medication for a duration of 3 months including travel costs to the hospital.
Daughtie has already received a generous donation from the National AIDS and STI Program (NASCOP) for ARV Drugs, Dolutegravir and also continuing her TB treatment at Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi for the next four months
ICW is appealing for your support to help a sister in the movement through this moment to enable her get better and back to work. We ask for a donation of any amount that will be received by ICW for payment of her treatment expenses.
ICW Global office works in global policy spaces and very rarely works directly with individuals. In this circumstance ICW recognises the important work Daughtie is doing at country, regional, and global levels as a strong advocate for sex worker rights and the raising of critical issues of the intersectionality of sex workers who are living with HIV. As this fundraiser gets underway ICW is moving forward with a discussion across the global networks on how to mobilise funds for global advocates who need treatment support and have limited or no access to life saving drugs.
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