Kenyan youth ranked 3rd in new HIV cases in East and Central Africa

Young people at a stand during the 2017 World Aids Day at the University of Nairobi on December 1, 2017. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • There are 238,987 young people between the ages of 15 to 24 years living with HIV.
  • Only 48.5 percent of the total population of the youth between 15 and 19 years have been tested.
  • Dr Jacobi asked the youth to encourage HIV positive colleagues to seek treatment.
  • According to NACC figures, there were 24,187 new infections and 4,234 deaths due to HIV-related complications in 2016.

Kenya has been ranked third in the highest new HIV infections among young people in the East and Central African region.

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