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Japan replenishes HIV test kit shortage
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KENYA: Japan replenishes HIV test kit shortage

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JOHANNESBURG, 25 February (PLUSNEWS) - Kenya's anti-AIDS efforts were boosted this week by a Japanese pledge of HIV testing kits.

Health minister Charity Ngilu said the donation was a result of her government's recent emergency appeal to alleviate an acute national shortage of kits.

Valued at close to US $200,000, the 96,000 kits will be distributed to 415 HIV voluntary counselling and testing sites across the country.

According to a local newspaper, The Nation, Ngilu said an estimated 250,000 people annually wanted to know their HIV status.



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