Thousands Of Persons Living With HIV Aids Facing Imminent Deaths

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hiv-testingKenya marks the World Aids Day today on high and low notes with the infection rate reported to have fallen even as as activists lament donor apathy and insufficient funding by the government to end the vice.

Reproductive health stakeholders involved in campaigns to tame the spread of the virus have wrned that an estimated 540,000 people living with HIV face imminent deaths if resources are not mobilised to buy adequate drugs.

About Sh. 11 billion is needed to save lives of of people living with HIV in Kenya.

A recent survey conducted by the National Aids Control Council indicates that most of the people at high risk of HIV infections are youth aged between 15 and 24 years.

 

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