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New Initiatives Aim to Reduce Spread of HIV Among Couples in Kenya

New HIV/AIDS guidelines in Kenya will include door-to-door testing services in an effort to address the increasing spread of the disease among couples in the country, the Daily Nation reports. Additional initiatives include self-testing, national tes...

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Kenya's HIV Transmission Law Divides Government, Advocates, IRIN/PlusNews Reports

A new law in Kenya -- which has been approved but not yet implemented -- is intended to prevent willful transmission of HIV/AIDS, but some advocates and government agencies are divided on its possible implications, IRIN/PlusNews reports. Kenyan HIV/A...

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Gold Mines in Kenyan Community Create Challenges for HIV/AIDS Awareness Efforts, IRIN/PlusNews Reports

HIV/AIDS awareness messages targeted at the gold mining communities of Nyatike in Kenya's Migori district are having little impact, Tom Rakewa, Migori district's HIV/AIDS officer, said recently, IRIN/PlusNews reports. Many women and girls turn to com...

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Using Mass Media Campaigns to Promote Voluntary Counseling and HIV Testing Services in Kenya

Kenya has rapidly scaled up its voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT) services, from three sites in 2000 to 585 by June 2005. Beginning in 2002, these services were promoted by a four-phase, professionally designed mass media campaign. In the cu...

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Kenyan Parliament Members Admit to Circumcision

In the western Kenyan city of Kisumu on Monday, three government ministers and a member of parliament revealed they had undergone male circumcision. Five additional MPs announced their intention to have the procedure -- all part of an effort to promo...

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AP/Long Island Newsday Profiles Effort to Address HIV/AIDS Through Community Development in Kenya

The AP/Long Island Newsday on Sunday examined the efforts of a mother-daughter team to reduce HIV/AIDS through community development in Kenya. Rosemell Ong'udi and her daughter, Loyce Mbewa-Ong'udi -- who runs the Rabuor Village Project -- have deve...

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Keeping Kenyan Girls in School, Providing HIV/AIDS, Sex Education Could Reduce Future HIV Cases, Experts Say

Reducing the school dropout rate for girls in Kenya and providing adequate HIV/AIDS and sex education could reduce HIV incidence in the country, experts said recently, IRIN News reports. Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando -- executive director of the Centre f...

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Kenyan Wins Landmark HIV Ruling

Kenya's High Court recently ruled against an employer for unlawfully firing an HIV-positive woman because of her serostatus, the court's first-ever such decision. The HIV-positive waitress said she went to the Metropolitan Hospital for chest pains an...

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Kenya Launches Campaign to Increase TB Screening Among HIV-Positive People

The Kenyan government on Tuesday launched a 60 million shilling -- or about $975,000 -- campaign to increase the number of HIV-positive people who are screened for tuberculosis at public hospitals, Kenya's Nation reports. The campaign also aims to ed...

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Post-Election Violence in Kenya Particularly Hard on HIV Patients

Many of the Kenyans displaced by December's post-election violence are HIV patients, and for them the tumult was especially hard. For many patients, antiretroviral (ARV) treatment was interrupted, and the conditions they found themselves in risked wo...