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Study Raises Alarm on HIV and Marriages
Monday, 03 Jan 2011

A study carried out by the African Population and Health Research Centre together with the discordant association of Kenya is sounding warning bells to married or cohabiting couples saying most new HIV infections in sub Saharan Africa occur in such unions.

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HIV Positive Kids Get By With a Little Help from Their Friends
Monday, 03 Jan 2011

A support group part of Zingatia Maisha, is helping fill a large gap in the care of children living with HIV nationally with the Kenya National AIDS/STI Control Programme saying there are just 1,800 trained health workers caring for an estimated 170,000 children living with HIV, the support group

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Kapsowar Barmaids March Into New Year HIV Tests
Monday, 03 Jan 2011

More than 200 barmaids in Marakwet West take a bold move of undergoing HIV/AIDS test at Cheptongei and Kapsowar trading centers in Marakwet West. The women later held a procession vowing to help respond to the spread of the disease. The area AIDS Control Council Coordinator John Kosgey challenged

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200 Barmaids Go for HIV Test, Vow to Change
Tuesday, 04 Jan 2011

200 Barmaids Go for HIV Test, Vow to Change – The Standard – 4/1/11, Pg. 7

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Cellphone Project Helps Mothers Curb Spread of HIV to Babies
Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010

Pumwani Maternity Hospital is the site for an ongoing research by the Kenya AIDS Control Project for a study on the potential of following up on HIV positive patients using mobile phones. The hospital’s chief executive Frida Govei says through the research they hope women will be empowered

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Stigma and Secrecy Reversing Gains of War on HIV and AIDS
Monday, 27 Dec 2010

There is strong fear of stigma after one tests HIV positive, that most people would rather suffer than disclose their status to anyone. In Kinango, at the Coast Province statistics attest to this as the area district hospital shows that close to 53,000 people have been tested for the virus of whi

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Prolific AIDS Researcher Takes Final Bow
Saturday, 25 Dec 2010

Prof. Jeconiah Oliver Ndinya Acholla one of the top medical researchers in Africa involved in the HIV and AIDS vaccine initiative and sexually transmitted infections for more than 20 years passes on. Until his death he was a lecturer in the department of microbiology at the University of Nairobi

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AMPATH Brings Hope to HIV Infected in Eldoret Town
Sunday, 19 Dec 2010

The Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) in the North Rift region is contributing to the decline in the spread of HIV/AIDS. The facility at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital provides the much needed antiretroviral drugs while at the same time running several programmes that

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