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KENYA: Social marketing possibly yielding AIDS success

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JOHANNESBURG, 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - Social marketing campaigns to promote behaviour change may be responsible for Kenya's reduced HIV/AIDS infection rates, according to Warren Buckingham, the US resident global AIDS coordinator.

Although it was unknown how much social marketing and behaviour-change campaigns had contributed to the decline, Buckingham noted there was evidence that more people were using condoms and delaying the onset of sexual activity.

"All of those things have contributed, but I wouldn't be in a position to say they are the driving factor in reducing [HIV] prevalence," the local Nation newspaper quoted him as saying.

The 2005 UNAIDS Epidemic Update showed that Kenya's overall adult infection rate decreased from a peak of 10 percent in the late 1990s to seven percent in 2003.



Recent KENYA Reports
HIV/AIDS a major health issue in western province,  5/Dec/05
Fish trade aiding the spread of HIV/AIDS,  5/Dec/05
Cultural traditions fuel the spread of HIV/AIDS,  30/Nov/05
Caring for Nairobi's HIV-positive orphans,  4/Oct/05
Govt promises expansion of free ARVs,  4/May/05
· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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