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Leading Counties In AIDS Deaths As Nyanza Dominates The Lists.

As Kenya plans to mark world AIDS day which is normally celebrated on December 1st, the rate of infections from the deadly virus has rose sharply.

The development has put a spanner in the works of the agencies mandated to curb the spread.

According to the latest available statistics, the overall number of new infections rose by 7.3 percent.

A total of 34540 new infections were recorded in the year 2021 with Nairobi county leading the bulk of infections at 3828.

Nairobi county is followed by former prime minister Raila Odinga's political bedrock counties of Kisumu 3118, Homabay 2696 and Siaya at 2180.

Its not clear whether the campaigns to circumcise male residents in nyanza region has born fruits.

The spike in infections is highest among the young people between the ages of 15-29 at 52 percent.

This is happening at a time when donor funding has been dwindling over the years leading to an increase in AIDS Deaths.

In Terms of deaths related to HIV complications, Kisumu county Leads with 1703 followed by Homabay county at 1589 and then Nakuru county at 1332 deaths.

Kenyans have been urged to be careful especially this festive season because the disease still doesn't have cure.

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