HIV

The HIV Situation In Kenya

Since the first HIV case was detected in Kenya in 1985, KAIS (Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey) shows that in 2012, HIV prevalence among adults and adolescents aged 15-49 was 5.6%, lower than KAIS 2007 when HIV prevalence was 7.6%.

HIV prevalence is nearly two times higher among adult women compared to men. Additionally, there are significant regional variations in HIV prevalence. Over half of all HIV-infected adults live in Nyanza and Rift Valley provinces. Data from recent national surveys, including the 2007 Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey (KAIS) and KDHS 2008—2009, have shown promising increases in behaviors that help slow the spread of HIV, including an increase in condom use, delay in sexual debut, and reduction in the number of sexual partners.

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