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KENYA: Youth, sex and tourism on the coast

MOMBASA, 9 March (PLUSNEWS) - With her sleeping six-month-old baby daughter under one arm, 17-year-old Alice [not her real name] explains why she moved to Mombasa from ‘up country’, and how she joined the growing ranks of young girls involved in the commercial sex trade on the Kenyan coast. Full report

KENYA: No glove, no love - young women take charge of condom use

NAIROBI, 1 March (PLUSNEWS) - Kenyan women are taking control of their sex lives, with recent research showing that more than 70 percent of young women use condoms to prevent pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Full report

KENYA: Circumcision demand increases, but guidance crucial

NAIROBI, 23 February (PLUSNEWS) - Requests for male circumcision have tripled in western Kenya since studies found the procedure reduces the risk of contracting HIV by more than half. Full report

KENYA: Activists upset as UK introduces TB screening for visa applicants

NAIROBI, 30 November (PLUSNEWS) - AIDS activists in Kenya are calling for the United Kingdom (UK) to repeal a recent decision to introduce tuberculosis screening for Kenyans applying to enter the UK for more than six months. Full report

KENYA: No time to "chill" for abstinence campaign

NAIROBI, 15 September (PLUSNEWS) - A huge media campaign has been urging young Kenyans to 'chill' - or abstain from sex - in a bid to curb HIV transmission. Full report

KENYA: Religious leaders spread HIV message

NAIROBI, 30 August (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. Full report

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SOMALIA-KENYA: Making headway with the HIV message in refugee camps

DADAAB, 26 February (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - HIV/AIDS awareness messages are falling on fertile ground in Dadaab refugee camp, in northeastern Kenya, where more than 140,000 Somalis who have fled insecurity in their home country have found a safe haven. Full report

KENYA: Male participation crucial to reducing gender violence and HIV

NAIROBI, 5 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Activists are calling on Kenyan men to become more involved in campaigns to end the widespread physical and sexual abuse of women and girls, a problem that is putting millions of women at greater risk of contracting HIV. Full report

KENYA: Slow progress in safer-sex services for men who sleep with men

NAIROBI, 18 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Although sex between men remains illegal in Kenya, services addressing HIV/AIDS and the sexual health needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) are slowly becoming available to this much-neglected and stigmatised group. Full report

KENYA: Urgent action needed to avert resistant TB - activists

NAIROBI, 13 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Kenya risks falling victim to new, drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB), found elsewhere on the continent, if the government fails to take the TB epidemic more seriously, activists have warned. Full report

KENYA: Government introduces combination therapy for PMTCT

NAIROBI, 4 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - HIV-positive pregnant women in Kenya may soon receive the AIDS drug Zidovudine, also known as AZT, alongside single-dose Nevirapine, a combination shown to significantly reduce the transmission of the virus to new-born babies. Full report

KENYA: Rising drug, alcohol abuse threatens HIV/AIDS gains

NAIROBI, 29 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Kenya recorded a drop in HIV prevalence from 6.1 percent in 2005 to 5.9 in 2006 but rising substance abuse could reverse advances made in the fight against HIV/AIDS if left unchecked, the National Agency for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA) has warned. Full report

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