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Councillor Boniface Awour
Margaret Jobita

Chapter Chairperson
Country Programme Director
Kenya has a population of 41 million people, 1.5 million of whom are infected with the HIV virus. Between 61, 000 and 99,000 people have died of AIDS. The Central Bureau of Statistics estimates that without AIDS, life expectancy at birth would currently be about 65 years. However, because of the large number of AIDS deaths, current life expectancy is approximately 55.Read more


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Cllr. Boniface O. Awour
Alliance of Councillors Against HIV/AIDS (ACAHA)
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AMICAALL Kenya and the National AIDS Central Commission are working together with a growing number of partners to roll out the AMICAALL Programme. These partners include: Ministry of Local Government, Regional Network on HIV/AIDS, Rural Livehoods and Food Security (RENEWAL), UN APP, Coalition of Kenyan NGOs, GROOTS Kenya, Habitat, Huairou Commission, PricewaterhouseCoopers, UNAIDS, UNDP, and World Bank.

  Key facts Kenya & HIV/ AIDS  
Latest statistics
Total Population (2009): 41,071 Million
Life expectancy at birth m/f (years): 55.6
Number of people living with HIV:1,500 000
Adults aged 15 to 49 prevalence rate: 6.3%
Adults aged 15 and up living with HIV: 1,300,000
Women aged 15 and up living with HIV: 760,000
Children living with HIV: 180,000
Gross national income per capita (PPP international $): 1,627.70
amicaall Orphans due to AIDS aged 0 to 17: 1,200,000
Most new infections occur in people who engage in casual sex with multiple partners.
Results from the Analysis of Prevention Response and Modes of Transmission Study (MOT) highlighted the continued need to reach sex workers, men who have sex with men, prisoners and injecting drug users, who together account for nearly 31% of all new infections. The MOT is a multi-country initiative currently supported by UNAIDS and the World Bank Global HIV and AIDS Program's Global HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Team (GAMET).
HIV prevention spending has fallen in recent years. Since 2005, the amount of total funding available at the national level for prevention activities in Kenya has fallen to less than 25% of the total AIDS funding.
Approximately half of the prevention resources go towards counseling and testing and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
According to the UNAIDS Outlook Report 2010, The National AIDS authority in Kenya, was one of several from various countries that adapted the use of data to follow or track the different modes of transmission of HIV/AIDS. After determining the sources of infection, these countries then base their HIV prevention programs on the evidence gathered. This type of model is also helpful in detecting dissonance between where infections are occurring, in order to not only develop strategies that stop new infections but also to determine how resources are allocated.






(The latest statistics are from UNAIDS, 2009)

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