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.Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
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