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KENYA: Companies failing to address AIDS impact - survey
22 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Kenya's 2005 Human Resources Survey blames the top management of local companies for failing to champion HIV/AIDS policies in their workplace, a local newspaper, The Nation, has reported.
KENYA: Plans to produce HIV test kits announced
22 August 2005 (PlusNews ), After more than 10 years of research the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) says it is to produce a rapid HIV testing kit for local and regional markets.
KENYA: Prison officials lament disease and congestion
18 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Communicable diseases and overcrowding could pose a huge challenge to Kenya's prison system, officials said.
KENYA: HIV/AIDS fund-monitoring system implemented
12 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Kenya's National AIDS Control Council (NACC) has launched the 'National Monitoring and Evaluation Network' to curb the theft of HIV/AIDS funds.
KENYA: Clinton Foundation gives ARVs to 1,000 more kids
25 July 2005 (PlusNews ), Former US President Bill Clinton has launched an initiative to double the number of HIV-positive children receiving anti-AIDS drugs in Kenya.
KENYA: AIDS and TB drugs made freely available to prisoners
23 May 2005 (PlusNews ), Prison authorities at western Kenya's Kodiaga Prison have teamed up with the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) to make anti-AIDS and tuberculosis treatments freely available to inmates.
KENYA: Govt promises expansion of free ARVs
4 May 2005 (PlusNews ), Kenya's government has promised to make antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs freely available to its HIV-positive citizens, many of whom cannot afford the current subsidised medication.
KENYA: Activists want AIDS council disbanded
4 May 2005 (PlusNews ), Kenyan AIDS activists are pushing for the existing National AIDS Control Council (NACC) to be scrapped, and for top officials to pay back monies they illegally acquired from the council.
KENYA: Government AIDS funding increase announced
4 May 2005 (PlusNews ), Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has announced plans to increase the HIV/AIDS allocation in the national budget, according to the local East African Standard newspaper.
KENYA: Government AIDS funding increase announced
4 May 2005 (PlusNews ), Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has announced plans to increase the HIV/AIDS allocation in the national budget, according to the local East African Standard newspaper.
KENYA: Health centre to treat HIV/AIDS patients inaugurated
28 April 2005 (PlusNews ), Kenya's health ministry and the medical charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), on Thursday inaugurated a new facility designed to provide comprehensive health care to people living with HIV/AIDS in the capital, Nairobi.
KENYA: HIV testing of civil servants deemed criminal
28 April 2005 (PlusNews ), A new AIDS policy released in Kenya this week protects the rights of HIV-positive civil service employees, as well as those who join the service in future.
KENYA: Catholic church condones condoms for couples
13 April 2005 (PlusNews ), The new Catholic Archbishop of Kenya's coastal city of Mombabsa has condoned the use of condoms among HIV-positive married couples.
KENYA: Economic growth threatened by AIDS
12 April 2005 (PlusNews ), In a report to its top donors on Monday, Kenya said HIV/AIDS, if left unchecked, would reduce per capita income by 14 percent and economic growth by 10 percent over the next five years.
KENYA: TB rising in Nyanza province due to AIDS
8 April 2005 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS is fuelling the rise of tuberculosis (TB) in southwestern Kenya's Nyanza province, the area's health department has said.
KENYA: Spate of prison illness attributed to AIDS
5 April 2005 (PlusNews ), Tuberculosis and skin infections suffered by hundreds of inmates at Kenya's King'ong'o Prison on the outskirts of Nyeri town could be a result of HIV/AIDS and overcrowding, a health NGO has said.
KENYA: Slow business action on HIV/AIDS - survey
4 April 2005 (PlusNews ), Kenyan businesses are doing little to tackle HIV/AIDS, despite being aware of the impact of the pandemic on their bottom line, according to international auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).
KENYA: Inmates urge access to free AIDS drugs
1 April 2005 (PlusNews ), HIV-positive inmates at Western Kenya's Kibos Prison have urged the government to include them in its free anti-AIDS drug programme.
KENYA: Shortage of funds and HIV complexity hamper vaccine research
29 March 2005 (PlusNews ), Effective vaccines against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria will not be developed for another 15 years, scientists said at the close of a landmark conference on Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya.
KENYA: Moneylenders tackle AIDS head on
29 March 2005 (PlusNews ), The threat of AIDS to small business in Kenya has prompted microlenders to seek practical ways of tackling the pandemic, including taking out insurance for HIV-positive clients.

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