Even though awareness of HIV and AIDS
in Kenya is high, many people living with the virus still face stigma and discrimination. Studies have shown that although people are aware of the basic facts about HIV and AIDS, many are not
informed of the more in-depth knowledge that addresses issues of stigma.
One report revealed that only a third of healthcare facilities that have policies to protect people living with HIV against discrimination were actually implementing such policies. People are still afraid to disclose their status and will often avoid health centres that provide HIV services, from fear of being seen by neighbours or community members.