Walk Together – NEPHAK
Putting those with ‘lived experience’ at the heart of HIV decision making.
Kenya is one of the highest HIV burdened countries in the world, with the fourth highest number of people living with HIV (1.6 million). At the peak of Kenya’s HIV epidemic in 1993, 230,000 people were becoming infected each year. In 2016, due to the rapid scaling up of HIV treatment and care over the past two decades, this has been significantly reduced to 62,000 per year. The number of AIDS-related deaths has also significantly been reduced. However, only 64% of adults and 65% of children in Kenya are receiving anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for their HIV, and although awareness of HIV and AIDS is high in Kenya, many people living with HIV face high levels of stigma and discrimination which prevent them from accessing HIV services….. Click Here to Continue Reading