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KENYA: The million man cut
17 November 2009 (PlusNews ), The Kenyan government is expanding services to meet the growing demand for voluntary medical male circumcision after the launch of a national campaign a year ago.
KENYA: Government protests Global Fund rejection
10 November 2009 (PlusNews ), Kenyan officials are protesting as 'unfair' a recommendation by the technical review panel of the Global Fund to reject the country's bid for Round Nine funding.
KENYA: More education needed on emergency contraception
10 November 2009 (PlusNews ), Three years after the Kenyan government began to promote emergency contraception as part of its family planning strategy, the “morning-after pill” remains as controversial as ever: critics argue that unless the public is better educated about its purpose, it risks undermining the messages of abstinence and protected sex, putting impressionable young people at risk of HIV.
KENYA: New survey to inform HIV programming for MSM
9 November 2009 (PlusNews ), A planned national survey of men who have sex with men (MSM) will be the first step in the government's plan to incorporate this high-risk group into the country's HIV programme, a senior government official has said.
KENYA: Cervical cancer, little-known killer of HIV-positive women
3 November 2009 (PlusNews ), Three years after being diagnosed with HIV, Alice Mworia, 28, went for a routine medical check-up during which she told the nurse she had noticed an unusual vaginal discharge; a test revealed she had pre-cancerous lesions on her cervix that could develop into cancer if untreated.
AFRICA: Electronic records can streamline health care
27 October 2009 (PlusNews ), Replacing manual data with electronic health records would significantly improve the quality of care and enable African HIV treatment programmes to be scaled up more efficiently, say the authors of a new article on the subject.
KENYA: Back-street abortions underline need for sex education
19 October 2009 (PlusNews ), Julia Nyaberi's* "clinic" in Majengo, a slum in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, caters to one type of client only - pregnant women seeking abortions.
KENYA: Court case holds up national ARV supply
12 October 2009 (PlusNews ), Kenya is facing a nationwide shortage of anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs as a court case continues to hold up the purchase of the life-prolonging medication.
KENYA: Squabble over Global Fund money threatens ARV access
8 October 2009 (PlusNews ), A row between NGOs involved in the fight against HIV in Kenya could result in the country losing out on money from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
KENYA: Improving PMTCT services through Millennium Villages
8 October 2009 (PlusNews ), Five years ago, pregnant women in the village of Sauri, in western Kenya's Nyanza Province, had access to just one rundown and poorly staffed sub-district hospital. Few chose to use it, instead giving birth at home, risking complications during delivery and, for those living with HIV, passing it on to their child.
KENYA: New condom testing machine to boost public confidence
30 September 2009 (PlusNews ), The Kenyan government has acquired a new condom testing machine that it says will guarantee all condoms entering the country are of high quality; the move is intended to restore public confidence following the recent banning of a brand of imported condoms deemed defective by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).
KENYA: Survey reveals older people at risk
24 September 2009 (PlusNews ), Kenya's older citizens are not safe from the HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to the final report of the 2007 Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey.
KENYA: Alloys Emokori: "My life revolved around alcohol and women"
21 September 2009 (PlusNews ), Alloys Emokori, 55, is a recovering alcoholic in the western Kenyan town of Busia, near the Kenya-Uganda border. Diagnosed with HIV in 2004, Emokori has lost five wives. He told IRIN/PlusNews about his battle to overcome alcoholism.
KENYA: Giving young people the skills to say "No"
17 September 2009 (PlusNews ), Carrying placards that read, "Huwezi Die Uki Abstain", Swahili slang for "You won't die if you abstain [from sex]", more than 3,000 young people recently marched through Nairobi in an effort to re-energize the campaign to keep teens from having sex too early.
AFRICA: Condoms - the hole truth
10 September 2009 (PlusNews ), Having a condom split during sex is not much fun, but the idea that millions of condoms may be faulty before they are opened is the stuff nightmares are made of.
KENYA: Anger and anxiety over "leaky" condoms
10 September 2009 (PlusNews ), Kenyan AIDS authorities are struggling to restore public confidence in condoms after an alarming news report recently showed locally stocked brands to be defective.
KENYA: Alcohol counselling programme improves ARV adherence
7 September 2009 (PlusNews ), Christopher Orodi admits he has a pretty serious drinking problem; the weekly support group he attends not only helps keep him off the bottle, it keeps him on his life-prolonging antiretroviral medication.
KENYA: Food and ARVs: "I will survive..." (multimedia)
7 September 2009 (PlusNews ), More than 200,000 Kenyans now have access to free antiretroviral drugs, but in a country that experiences frequent food shortages, drugs are rarely enough to keep HIV-positive patients healthy.
KENYA: Family planning and HIV services work well together
31 August 2009 (PlusNews ), People living with HIV in Kenya do not have adequate access to family planning services, even though most HIV-infected women do not want children in the immediate future.
KENYA: New PMTCT guidelines to save moms and babies
28 August 2009 (PlusNews ), A more effective antiretroviral (ARV) regimen for pregnant HIV-positive Kenyan women lies at the heart of new national guidelines for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission {PMTCT).

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