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Contaminated Water Is a Major Cause of Death in Kenya, Report Says

More people in Kenya die as a result of contaminated water than malaria and HIV/AIDS combined -- according to a report, which was discussed at an international workshop in Nairobi, Kenya -- the Daily Nation reports. The report said that 5,000 childre...

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Video Game Teaches Kenyan Teens HIV Prevention

PlusNews/IRIN examines a multi-player PC video game that teaches Kenyan teens how to avoid becoming infected with HIV. "Pamoja Mtaani" -- Swahili for "Together in the Hood" -- hones in "on five key behaviours that can reduce HIV infections among yout...

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HIV Prevention Efforts in Five African Countries Not Reaching At-Risk Groups, Report Says

National HIV prevention strategies in at least five African countries are not reaching the groups most at risk of infection, according to a report from UNAIDS and the World Bank conducted in conjunction with the national HIV/AIDS authorities of Kenya...

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Stigma Preventing Some HIV-Positive Women in Kenya From Following Recommended Infant Feeding Practices

Some HIV-positive women in Kenya are following cultural infant feeding practices, such as starting solid foods at an early age, instead of World Health Organization recommendations that infants born to HIV-positive women be exclusively breastfed for ...

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Teacher-Student Relationships in Kenyan Province Place Girls at Increased Risk for HIV, Education Official Says

An increasing number of sexual relationships between teachers and students in Kenya's Nyanza province is placing girls at increased risk of HIV/AIDS, Geoffrey Cherongis, Nyanza's provincial director of education, said recently, IRIN/Plus News reports...

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Kenyan Government to Launch Yearlong National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The Kenyan government will launch a national strategic plan that aims to provide affordable and accessible services to all HIV/AIDS patients, Kenya's Capital News reports. The plan -- which will run from 2009 to 2010 -- is "on course" to meet a July ...

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HIV Testing in Kenya Could Decrease Following Study About Rapid Tests, Health Minister Says

Kenya's Health Minster Beth Mugo on Monday said that she is concerned HIV testing could decrease in the country following a recent study about rapid tests, Reuters reports. Recent media reports have focused on an October 2008 study in the East Afric...

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Disco Funerals: A Risk Situation for HIV Infection Among Youth in Kisumu, Kenya

The study authors investigated whether the phenomenon of so-called "disco funerals" -- in which community members, including adolescents, congregate at the home of the deceased for several days, accompanied by music and dancing -- put youth in Kisumu...

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Video Game Aims to Teach Young People in Kenya About HIV/AIDS Prevention

A video game in Kenya -- called Pamoja Mtaani and launched through a partnership between Warner Bros. Entertainment and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief -- is teaching young people in the capital of Nairobi about HIV/AIDS risks and prev...

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Most HIV-Positive Kenyans Are Unaware of Their Serostatus

The vast majority of HIV-infected Kenyans do not realize they carry the virus, according to a national seroprevalence study presented at the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Montreal.

Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed and colleague...