1 Roughly 36,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses in the same year, although this figure is steadily declining from its total of 51,000 in 2010.2The first case of HIV in Kenya was detected in 1984 and, by the mid-1990s, it was one of the major causes of mortality in the country, putting huge demands on the healthcare system as well as the economy.In 2014, 7.6% of women were living with HIV compared with 5.6% of men.23 Young women (aged 15-24) account for up to 21% of all new HIV infections with a prevalence of between 4 and 6 times higher than males of the same age.This is found across all groups and across all geographic areas, from young female sex workers and young women who inject drugs to young women in discordant couples and young women in and out of school.24 As in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, women and girls in Kenya face discrimination in terms of access to education, employment and healthcare.In 2011, an estimated 29.3% of female sex workers were living with HIV.19 By comparison, 2011 findings from the Sex Workers Outreach Project showed an HIV prevalence of 30% among female sex workers and 40% among male sex workers.20.This is echoed in a 2015 study of female sex workers in Nairobi, which found around one-third to be living with HIV.21 However, female sex workers are reportedly better at protecting themselves from HIV transmission compared to other groups who are vulnerable to HIV such as men who have sex with men.
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In 2015, Kenya announced plans to introduce self-test kits and began evaluating distributors.29There has been a dramatic rise in the number of people testing for HIV.
In 2008, 860,000 people were being tested annually for HIV.
These couples significantly contribute to new infections.28 As a result, HIV testing and counselling (HTC) has become a major feature of Kenya’s HIV response.
The country has adopted a number of innovative approaches to HIV testing in recent years, including targeted community-based HIV testing and door-to-door testing campaigns.