of people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Kenya has
significantly dropped in the past eight years.
is according to the National Aids Control Council (NACC) 2018 report which
noted a significant drop in the number of people living with the virus.
NACC report noted the HIV prevalence had declined both at the national and County
level, an indication that the measures that had been put in place by the
Government to prevent and control the scourge were bearing good fruits.
further showed that the new HIV infections had dropped significantly across all
to NACC, new infections reduced from 77,200 in 2010 to 52,800 in 2017 despite
the country’s population having grown from 41.35 million to over 49 million
within the period under review.
terms of counties, Siaya, Homa Bay and Kisumu were found to be the top three Counties
with the highest HIV prevalence rate.
Homa Bay County – 20.7%
Trans Nzoia County – 4.3%
Murang’a County – 4.2%
Nyamira County – 4.2%
Makueni County – 4.2%
Mombasa County – 4.1%
Counties recorded below zero HIV prevalence and two others less than 2%
according to the NACC 2018 data.
Marsabit County – 1.4%
Kenyan DAILY POST