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AIDS Infection Rates in Rural Areas Higher Than in Towns in Kenya

June 18, 2003

AIDS prevalence in rural Kenya is now higher than in the nation's urban areas, the Daily Nation newspaper reported today. Whereas initially most AIDS patients were found in Kenya's towns, about 62 percent of the country's HIV cases are now in rural areas, Kenyan National AIDS Control Director Kenneth Chebet was quoted as saying. He attributed the shift to the fact that most organizations fighting AIDS concentrate their activities in towns. Some 1.1 million Kenyans have died of AIDS, and at least 2.2 million are HIV-infected.

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Xinhua News Agency
06.18.03


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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