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KES 4B to be spent on buying HIV prevention drugs for sex workers

16 September 2014, 10:02

Nairobi - An expert's budgetary report prepared for the government shows that close to KES 4 billion will be spent annually to buy HIV prevention drugs for sex workers.

This is in line with a KES 1.7 trillion programme aimed at eliminating HIV and AIDS by 2030, The Standard reports.

One of the proposals of the programme, which was launched last month by Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia, was that high risk groups such as prostitutes, prisoners and injecting drug users should be provided with a daily HIV and Aids prevention pill.

Also read: NGOs to get KES 270 to fight HIV/AIDS

They will be getting the pill through the Sex Worker Outreach Programme (Swop), which has six clinics already operating in Nairobi County.

The clinics provide services specifically for sex workers using peer-led recruitment with an established incentive scheme of KES 100 per client introduced.

 - For more visit The Standard

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