250 HIV/AIDS testing centres to be opened soon
Sunday 15 August 2004
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KENYA: 250 HIV/AIDS testing centres to be opened soon

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NAIROBI, 4 September (PLUSNEWS) - The Kenyan government is to establish 250 voluntary testing and counselling centres for HIV/AIDS by next year, reported the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation on Sunday. Health Minister Sam Ongeri announced that the centres were to be established in both urban and rural areas and would address voluntary testing as a new measure for prevention. The minister added that the centres would also conduct research on the socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS, as well as assist in the management and coordination of the pandemic. Ongeri said the government had developed a strategy to ensure that Kenyans who visited the voluntary centres received information on access to antiretroviral drugs and nutritional requirements for people living with HIV/AIDS.



Recent KENYA Reports
Focus on primary schools coping with HIV-positive pupils,  16/Feb/04
Bridging the reproductive health gap for girls in Nairobi slums,  14/Jan/04
Confusion over HIV prevalence rates ,  13/Jan/04
HIV/AIDS - "People's Tribunal" demands access to life,  23/Sep/03
Activists demand better access to antiretrovirals,  19/Sep/03
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

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