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World Bank to Provide $1.5 Billion for HIV/AIDS Programs in Kenya; HIV/AIDS Prevalence Declines to 5.9%, Health Official Says

The World Bank has pledged to provide 10 billion Kenyan shillings, or about $1.5 billion, during the next four years for HIV/AIDS programs in Kenya, the country's Special Programs Minister John Munyes said Sunday during a press conference in Nairobi,...

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In Kenya, AIDS Therapy Includes Fresh Vegetables

About 80 percent of Kenyan HIV/AIDS patients improve once they receive antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, said Dr. Joe Mamlin, an Indiana University (IU) professor of medicine who works at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. But for ...

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Kenya's Anglican Church Launches Plan to Combat AIDS, TB, Malaria

At a recent meeting in Kenya of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa, the Anglican Church unveiled a five-year, $2.2 million plan to fight HIV, TB and malaria in the sub-Sahara. The three diseases are the leading causes of mortality in the reg...

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Kenya: Infection With Trichomonas Vaginalis Increases the Risk of HIV-1 Acquisition

In this prospective study, investigators hoped to determine whether Trichomonas vaginalis infection is associated with an increased risk of HIV-1 infection.

From February 1993 through March 2004, HIV-1-seronegative female sex workers at a city clini...

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A Prospective Study Assessing the Effects of Introducing the Female Condom in a Sex Worker Population in Mombasa, Kenya

The researchers conducted a 12-month, prospective study of 210 female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya, to assess the impact and costs of adding female condoms to a peer education program promoting and distributing male condoms.

Participants were inter...

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East African Standard Examines How Female Fish Sellers in Kenya Engage in Sex to Secure Fish, Risk Contracting HIV

Kenya's East African Standard on Saturday examined how hundreds of women in the country who live along Lake Victoria put themselves at risk of contracting HIV by engaging in sex with fishermen in exchange for fish to sell. According to Judy Atieno, a...

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Kenya's HIV Prevalence Drops; Rates Among Women Higher Than Among Men, Group Says

HIV prevalence in Kenya has declined to 5.9% this year from 6.1% last year, and HIV prevalence among women in the country is 7.7%, compared with 4% among men, according to statistics released Wednesday by Kenya's National Aids Control Council, the Ea...

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Risk Factors for HIV Infection in a National Adult Population: Evidence From the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey

The authors of the current study sought to examine demographic, social, and behavioral variables as HIV risk factors among men and women in Kenya.

Data from the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, a cross-sectional, population-based survey, we...

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Some Sex Workers in Kenya Might Carry Gene That Protects Them From HIV, Study Finds

Some commercial sex workers in Kenya who apparently are immune to HIV might be carrying a gene that protects them from contracting the virus, according to a study presented last week at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, the EastAfrica...

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Study Lifts Lid on Kenya's Child Prostitution

Findings presented by UNICEF at the 16th International AIDS Conference showed that a "significantly higher" proportion of child prostitutes in Kenya reported having anal sex than their adult counterparts, mostly to preserve their virginity or because...