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PlusNews Profiles Kenya NGO That Seeks to Involve Men in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

PlusNews on Monday profiled the Kisumu chapter of the Movement of Men Against AIDS in Kenya, a nongovernmental organization with a national membership of more than 6,000 mostly HIV-positive men that seeks to "challenge social and cultural stereotypes...

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Kenyan Parliament Rejects Changes in Patent Law That Could Decrease Generic Drug Access

Kenya's Parliament on Thursday rejected proposed amendments to its patent law, some of which are opposed by several HIV/AIDS advocates because they say the amendments could decrease access to antiretroviral drugs, Kenya's Nation reports (Opondo/Otien...

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Married Kenyan Youth Excluded From HIV/AIDS Programs, at Higher Risk of Contracting Virus

Married youths are not taken into consideration in HIV/AIDS awareness programs aimed at young people in Kenya and are at an increased risk of contracting the virus, South Africa's Independent Online reports. Married adolescent girls can be more susce...

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Battered Kenyan Women More Prone to HIV: Report

A UN report released Thursday said abused Kenyan women are six times more likely to contract HIV than men of the same age.

The country's HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has declined from 14 percent in 2000 to 7 percent in 2004, according to government stat...

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Kenyan First Lady Says Young People Should Not Use Condoms to Avoid Contracting HIV

Kenyan first lady Lucy Kibaki, chair of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS, on Thursday said that she is "not in favor" of promoting condoms as an HIV prevention method, Agence France-Presse reports (Agence France-Presse, 5/18)...

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Independent Online Examines "Hurdles" in Access to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Rape Survivors in Kenya

The Independent Online on Tuesday examined the "serious hurdles" that rape survivors in Kenya must overcome to obtain post-exposure prophylaxis, which can reduce their chance of contracting HIV if started within 72 hours after exposure to the virus (...

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Nation Examines Condom Brand Promotion, Marketing in Kenya

Kenya's Nation on Tuesday examined condom brand promotion and marketing to prevent sexual HIV transmission in Kenya (Ayieko, Nation, 5/2). According to a recent United Nations report, HIV prevalence in Kenya decreased from 13.6% in the 1990s to appro...

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Calypte HIV Test Gets OK in Kenya

On Tuesday, Calypte Biomedical Corp. said its oral and blood rapid-result HIV tests have been approved for sale in Kenya. Kenya, a nation of more than 30 million, including 1.2 million HIV-positive people, now has more than 350 registered sites where...

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Recent News Releases: CHAMP in Rwanda; GlaxoSmithKline HIV/AIDS Collaboration in Kenya; Ms. Foundation 10-Point Call to Action to Fight AIDS Among Women; NO/AIDS Virtual AIDS Walk

Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Program in Rwanda: The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has chosen a consortium of organizations led by CHF International to implement CHAMP in Rwanda. The four-year, $40 million cooperative agreement will ...

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NBA Players Depart for Kenya to Spread Anti-AIDS Message

On Tuesday, several players from the National Basketball Association and the Women's NBA left Washington for Kenya, where they will promote AIDS awareness. The Jump4Life program is organized by the group Hoops4Africa with U.S. government and corporat...