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Condom Usage Among Kenyan Men Below Global Standards – Report

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A report has revealed that the usage of condoms for the reduction of HIV was still low. The report revealed that the Kenyan man used an average of 14 condoms per year which was below the global standard of 40.

The report revealed that more than 182.3 million condoms were distributed in the country in 2017 to assist in reducing HIV-Aids infection.

The report also revealed that there was an alarming increase of HIV transmission from mother to child. The number of mother to child transmission rose by 11.5 %. The prevalence for HIV in women was higher with 6.2% compared to that of men which was at 3.5%.

In the country, there are 1,493,400 people living with HIV.

This report comes just days after university students revealed chilling tales of the spread of HIV among themselves.

Read:Nakuru Woman Charged With Deliberately Infecting Neighbour’s Child With HIV

In the revelations many students confessed that they engaged in unprotected sex and that many were silently living with the virus and spreading it among unsuspecting peers.

Some of them collude with chemists in the estates to store for them the ARV medication so that they do not keep it in the house. In the same thread a lady revealed that the said customers go to the said chemist for the daily dose but still live life normally as they do not keep the same in the house.

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Written by Merxcine Cush

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