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KENYA: Public transport crews linked to HIV in schoolgirls
4 September 2006 (PlusNews ), The culture of "sare", or free rides from minibus taxi crews, is one of the causes of HIV infection among Kenyan schoolgirls, according to a new survey by Merlin International, a UK-based medical relief charity.
KENYA: Widows who refuse to be inherited care for orphans
4 September 2006 (PlusNews ), St Claire's Orphanage in the western Kenyan city of Kisumu also shelters widows who do not wish to follow the traditional practice of being 'inherited' by their husbands' brothers - a custom that has helped spread HIV infection in the Luo community.
KENYA: ARV dropouts down with comprehensive care
1 September 2006 (PlusNews ), A high level of adherence to life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) medication is possible even among poor, uneducated communities, as long as comprehensive AIDS care is provided, according to health workers.
KENYA: Religious leaders spread HIV message
30 August 2006 (PlusNews ), In the crowded shantytowns of Eastlands in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, a new voice has emerged in the fight against HIV/AIDS: Catholic, Protestant and Muslim religious leaders are now educating their members about the disease instead of condeming those who have contracted it.
KENYA: Helping refugees to spread HIV/AIDS information
29 August 2006 (PlusNews ), The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) is teaching residents in northwestern Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp about HIV/AIDS, so that they will spread the knowledge when they return to their home countries.
KENYA: Senator takes public HIV-test
28 August 2006 (PlusNews ), United States Senator Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, took HIV tests to raise awareness of the virus in the western Kenyan city of Kisumu on Saturday as part of their 15-day African tour.
KENYA: AIDS orphans at greater risk of exploitation
22 August 2006 (PlusNews ), More than 800,000 children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic in Kenya are at a high risk of being exploited sexually and in the workplace, says the African Network for the Prevention and Protection of Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN).
KENYA: Caring for children affected by HIV
16 August 2006 (PlusNews ), New Life Home in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, has 51 abandoned HIV-positive babies under the age of two at its main centre, while several other satellite homes around the country care for older children. These are the lucky few.
KENYA: Bar hostesses vow to fight AIDS
15 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Bar hostesses in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, met on Thursday and Friday last week to discuss their rights, working conditions and HIV/AIDS before the weekend trade kicked off.
KENYA: New youth anti-HIV mode effective - study
8 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Low-cost prevention methods are able to reduce unintended pregnancies and curb the spread of HIV among Kenyan girls, a new study has shown.
KENYA: Fighting for justice for sexually abused children
4 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Stories about violence against children have become commonplace in Kenya's news media, but the lack of justice for the victims is just as shocking as the crimes.
KENYA: Men abandon tradition to fight HIV/AIDS
31 July 2006 (PlusNews ), On Saturday afternoons the 69 members of the Kisumu chapter of the Movement of Men Against AIDS (MMAAK) in Kenya's Nyanza Province gather in a dusty hall in the Manyatta slum to discuss their problems and find new ways to involve their peers in controlling HIV.
KENYA: Govt shoots down amendment that could have seen drug prices soar
28 July 2006 (PlusNews ), The Kenyan government has yielded to civil society pressure to remove sections of a Miscellaneous Amendments Bill that would have made it more difficult to import cheap generic drugs.
KENYA: Married adolescent girls missing out on the HIV message
27 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Kenyan HIV/AIDS awareness programmes for young people are bypassing those who are married, raising their risk of contracting the virus.
KENYA: Public protest amendment that could raise drug prices
26 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Hundreds of HIV-positive Kenyans and civil society activists marched through the streets of the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday to protest against proposed amendments to legislation that they say would make their treatment unaffordable.
KENYA: Resistance to "sneaky" amendments that could raise ARV costs
24 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Kenyan civil society is urging parliament to reject a bill that would make it more difficult to import cheap antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.
KENYA: Kisumu VCT centre speaking to the hearing impaired
13 July 2006 (PlusNews ), The Nyaweri Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) Centre, in a purple and yellow freight container standing in the middle of a field in the western Kenyan city of Kisumu, was opened in response to a need for HIV/AIDS education for the deaf and hearing impaired.
KENYA: Changing the law to protect rape survivors, HIV-positive people
10 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Joan Booko (not her real name), 19, was raped by two men in the western Kenyan town of Kitale in 2005. She reported the incident to the local police and went to hospital for treatment, but her attackers were released within days, after paying a fine of US$300 each.
KENYA: Getting the HIV/AIDS message to truckers and sex workers
6 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Long-distance truck drivers on the Mombasa-Kampala highway often spend fewer than 40 days a year at home, according to Kenyan government data. They depend on the hospitality of local inns for shelter, local eateries for food, and local women for company.
KENYA: Risky sexual behaviour persists among Meru men
27 June 2006 (PlusNews ), It's got to be the cliche of the decade, but still appeals to a certain type of man. "Wearing a condom is like eating candy with the wrapper still on," said Erasmus Nyaga a 36-year-old matatu (public bus) driver in Meru, central Kenya.

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