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Sonko: Condom or death?

21 August 2014, 14:31 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi 'Sonko' has urged youth to use condoms or die, as figures revealed Kenya is heavily affected by the HIV virus.

The figures released Wednesday, showed that 1.6 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya, which is the fourth highest in the world.

The statistics paint a grim picture for Sonko, who has urged youth in the country to use protection or risk early death.

" Our youth must be careful. It is an easy choice to make, to use condoms or die an early and avoidable death, he said in Nairobi Thursday.

" They have to take their life into their own hands. They have to be careful. We need them for the future. We need them healthy, he added.

The Senator also called on increased awareness for those aged between 14 and 18, who are most vulnerable.

" Efforts must be increased when it comes to the very young ones because they indulge in sexual activity when very young, he added.

Even though HIV incidence and prevalence is declining in Kenya, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Kenya still has one of the highest rates in the world. They compared results of large cross-sectional surveillance surveys conducted in 2007 and again in 2012. HIV prevalence fell from 7.2 to 5.6% and the incidence rate from 0.7 to 0.4%.

“Our data confirm a significant decline in HIV prevalence,” comment the authors. “Declining incidence in Kenya coincides with similar declines in new HIV infections reported by at least 26 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean between 2001 and 2012.”

Kenya has the fourth-largest HIV epidemic in the world: in 2012, out of a population of 40 million, an estimated 1.6 million individuals were living with HIV and there were approximately 98,000 new infections.

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