Transmissions graph

  • Kenya has a generalized epidemic with the common mode of transmission being heterosexual sex contributing 78% of new infections. However, heterosexual transmission occurs in a variety of types of sexual encounters: between married couples or steady sexual partners, concurrent sexual partnerships, casual sexual partners, and a range of transaction-based sexual practices.
  • 45% of married HIV positive people have partners who are not currently infected, therefore making the issue of discordance in marriage a great risk.
  • Analysis of the 2007 MoT study, revealed that recent infections are high amongst men 35 – 44yrs (40.1%) while recent infections for women 15 – 34 peak at over 65%.

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