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5 Kenyan Counties With The Highest Number Of People Living With HIV/Aids

Kenya has witnessed tremendous progress over the last decade in reducing the annual number of new HIV infection and AIDS-related deaths, resulting in improved quality of life for people living with HIV and reduced risk of infection.

The Nyanza region comprises six counties bordering Lake Victoria in Western Kenya including the three highest HIV prevalence counties in Kenya of Siaya, Homa Bay and Kisumu. Together, these three counties account for 27% of all patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART) and 31% of estimated unmet need for ART in Kenya. Below are some of the top counties with the highest number of people living with HIV.

1. Homabay(20.7 percent)

Among the Kenyan counties with the highest number of people living with HIV is Homabay county, with a total rate of 20.7%.

2. Siaya (21 percent)

Siaya County is among the leading counties with the highest number of adults infected with HIV in the country, narrowly overtaking Homa Bay.

3. Kisumu (16.3percent)

Kisumu County is one of the top counties in Kenya with the highest HIV prevalence at 16.3 percent.

4. Migori (13.3 percent)

Migori County is among the top ten counties in the country that has a high HIV prevalence. With a total percentage of 13.3%

5. Busia (7.7 percent)

Busi county is among the top Kenyan counties with the highest HIV prevalence, with a rate of 7.7%.

Although the current HIV strategic plans and efforts in HIV prevention are already focusing their efforts in these top five high prevalence counties more attention needs to be paid to the counties that have an emerging epidemic as evidenced by the consistent rise in their HIV burden.

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