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Kenyan AIDS Official Says Country Has Sufficient Funding to Support Programs Through 2016

Kenya has sufficient funds to support HIV/AIDS treatment programs through 2016, the head of the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) said in a statement on Wednesday after activists protested on Monday in support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tub...

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USAID Interviews Kenyan Government Staff Regarding Cabinet Memorandum Outlining HIV Program Fundraising Options

USAID's "IMPACTblog" interviews Regina Ombam, head of strategy for the Kenya National AIDS Control Council (NACC), and Irene Mukui, the antiretroviral therapy (ART) program manager for Kenya's National AIDS and STI Control Program, regarding a Cabine...

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Kenya Considers How PEPFAR Technical Guidance on MSM Squares With Laws Against Homosexuality

PEPFAR's recent release of its "Technical Guidance on Combination HIV Prevention" (.pdf) for men who have sex with men (MSM) "could force countries like Kenya who are strongly opposed to men having sex with men to backtrack," Nairobi Star/allAfrica.c...

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Critics Say Program Offering Money for Contraception to HIV-Positive Kenyan Women Is Illegal

IRIN/Plus News reports that "\t]he Kenyan government and rights groups have expressed outrage at [a project in western Kenya that is paying HIV-positive women to undergo long-term contraception." James Kamau of the Kenya Treatment Access Movement sa...

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Project Pays HIV-Positive Kenyan Women to Get IUD

The Nation examines how Project Prevention, a California-based organization that "made headlines for offering to pay [U.S.] women addicted to drugs $300 if they agreed to be sterilized, or ongoing payments as long as addicted women used long-term c...

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Kenyan Minister Won't Apologize for Comments on Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS

Kenyan Minister of Special Programmes Esther Murugi on Tuesday refused to issue an apology for her comments regarding isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus despite growing criticism from HIV/AIDS advo...

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HIV/AIDS Advocates Speak Out After Kenyan Cabinet Member Discusses Viability of Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS to Control Spread of Virus

IRIN/PlusNews reports on the recent statements a Kenyan cabinet member about isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus and reactions by local and international HIV/AIDS advocates. On January 28, Esther Mu...

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Kenya: AIDS -- The Lazarus Effect

In rural western Kenya, the effects of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy can be seen in improving household economics, researchers say.

"The 'Lazarus effect' is I think an effect that's been coined by medical professionals to describe this sort of pullin...

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The MTV Drama Raising HIV Awareness in Africa

Debuting last year, an MTV soap opera set and filmed in Nairobi, Kenya, follows a group of students in the era of AIDS. The bold, cutting-edge style of "Shuga" distinguishes it from many other television shows in Africa, and its non-preachy reflectio...

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Kenya: Vihiga Sees Success With Men's Anti-AIDS Clinic

As a way to improve outcomes, some clinics in Kenya are encouraging males to accompany their female partners to programs that aim to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT).

"For two years now ... we give special treatment to all men who ac...