U.S ambassador to Kenya, Robert Godec, has lauded the country for the strides it has made in combating HIV/AIDS.
Godec said the relentless campaign and civic education on the killer virus has helped reduce cases of transmission, citing mother to child transmission which is now at 2.8 percent down from 3.7 last year.
Godec urged the government and the society to accept people living with the virus and offer them equal opportunities to contribute in development related activities.
The coordinator of the US President’s Emergency Plans for AIDS Relief, Dr. Tamu Alinta, said the gains made by the country in fighting HIV were commendable.
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Dr Tamu said the relief plan has taken cognizance of the new governance structure in the country, which requires a shift in HIV response from crisis management to strategic and sustainable mode.
He reiterated the importance of engaging all stakeholders in developing technological and innovative interventions as inputs to make real progress in HIV prevention and treatment.
Kenya will join the rest of the world Saturday to mark the World AIDS day.
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