HIV-AIDS Is Evenly Distributed In Kenya

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this page presents the distribution of HIV/AIDS in Kenya, the disease has a lot of impact on all spheres of life, we have to know that both the rural and urban areas are affected by the disease.

distribution of AIDS in Kenya

HIV infections and AIDS deaths are unevenly distributed geographically and the nature of the epidemics vary by region. Epidemics are abating in some countries and burgeoning in others. More than 90 percent of people with HIV are living in the developing world. There is growing recognition that the virus does not discriminate by age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status – everyone is susceptible. The impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans has been particularly devastating. Orphans are now comprised almost 50 percent of those aged 15 and older living with HIV.

The impact of HIV/AIDS on orphaned children and young people is a severe and growing problem. In 2008, 430,000 children under age 15 were infected with HIV and 280,000 died of AIDS. In addition, about 15 million children have lost one or both parents due to the disease. There are effective prevention and treatment interventions, as well as research efforts to develop new approaches, medications and vaccines.
The sixth Millennium Development Goal (MDG) focuses on stopping and reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015.

Global funding is increasing, but global need is growing even faster widening the funding gap. Services and funding are disproportionately available in developed countries. Kenya is home to one of the world’s harshest HIV and AIDS epidemics. An estimated 1.5 million people are living with HIV; around 1.2 million children have been orphaned by AIDS; and in 2009 80,000 people died from AIDS related illnesses. Kenya’s HIV prevalence peaked during 2000 and, according to the latest figures, has dramatically reduced to around 6.3 percent.

This decline is thought to be partially due to an increase in education and awareness, and high death rates. Many people in Kenya are still not being reached with HIV prevention and treatment services. Only 1 in 3 children needing treatment are receiving it. This demonstrates Kenya still has a long way to go in providing universal access to HIV treatment, prevention and care.

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