For the last two decadesHIV/AIDs has been the top killer virus in Kenya and even though the prevalence rate has seen a reduction in the recent past, there is a need for agressive campaign to turn the HIV/AIDs statistics around.
What stands out with Kenya’s HIV/AIDs infection statistics is its distribution; more than 70% of those infected with the virus live in rural areas. Only 30% live in urban areas. Studies have shown that higher prevalence rates in rural areas are less likely to be controlled because conservative values often come in the way of sex education and preventive measures like the use of condom. It is surprising that Kenyan parents are still very uncomfortable to talk to their children about the use of condoms and this has played a big role in the statistics below.
Data courtesy of UN AIDs Initiative