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More about HIV?AIDS in kenya

Kenya is among the world's largest HIV and AIDS stricken country. It is estimated that about 1.5 million people are living with HIV, 1.2 million children have been orphaned by it and in the year 2009, 80,000 Kenyan citizens died from AIDS related illnesses. According to the UNGASS country report of 2010, Kenya's HIV prevalence peaked during the year 2000 and had been on the decline to 6.3% due to an increase in awareness and education. Still many people are not being reached with HIV prevention and treatment services even with the steady increase in access of services. In 2008/2009, HIV prevalence among women was twice as high than that for men at a figure of 8% and 4.3% respectively. This unproportionality is even greater among young women aged 15-24 who research show are four times more likely to become infected than men of the same age group. This phenomena has been linked to the fact that Kenyan women experience high rates of violent sexual contact, which is thought to contribute to the higher prevalence of HIV.

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