"Ni Kubaya" Numbers Of Teenagers Dying Every day With HIV Infections In Nyeri County Finally Revealed
HIV virus is transmitted from one person to another through different ways. Some of these ways include; blood transfusion, unprotected sexual intercourse with infected person and using sharp objects like razor blades or needles with infected person. Many people in the world are struggling with this disease.
Nyeri County parents should be worried with the rise in deaths and infections related to HIV/Aids. This is after reports from National Aids Council (NACC) revealed that two teenagers aged 18-24 years in Nyeri County die of HIV/AIDS daily. NACC Mt Kenya Regional Coordinator Julius Koome also revealed that three more teenagers get infected with the disease daily.
The first case of HIV in Kenya was detected in 1984. By the mid-1990s, HIV was one of the major causes of illness in the country, putting huge demands on the healthcare system as well as the economy. Nyeri County has recorded the highest rate of HIV/Aids infections in Central region at 4.3 percent, sending health professionals into panic.
Nyeri County has recorded the highest rate of HIV/Aids infections in Central region at 4.3%, raising concerns among health professionals. Of the greatest concern is that the prevalence is among young people aged between 18 and 24 years. According to the National Aids Control Council (NACC), two youth in the age bracket die from the disease on a daily basis, while three more contract the virus daily.
National Aids Control Council (NACC) has decried rampant unprotected sex among teenagers leading to early pregnancies and exposure to HIV/AIDS in Narok county. The council’s Chairperson Angeline Siparo raised concerns over the high number of positive cases being reported in the county despite extensive sensitization messages on HIV/AIDS.
The rate of HIV cases among teenagers in the country is highly increasing. This is according to the data collection by the National Aids Control Council (NACC). While speaking in Nakuru County on Friday, October 8, during deliberations between officials of NACC, National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) and Governor Lee Kinyanjui, the NACC stated that early sexual activity among teenagers was causing an increase of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
Courtesy photo The government is focused on containing the ravaging COVID-19 in the country even as other diseases multiply in the country. New HIV infections among the youths are raising concerns among health experts. National Aids Control Council (NACC) on Wednesday raised concern over the increase in new HIV infections among youths at the Coast. Council’s Coast Coordinator Omari Mwanjama confirmed that the new infections among youths aged between 15 and 24 are alarming. According to Mwanjama, the increasing
The number of HIV cases among teenagers in the country is sharply rising, according to the data by the National Aids Control Council (NACC). NACC is concerned that more than half of all new HIV infections in Kenya are among 15 and 24-year-olds. The data shows that the new numbers are attributed to the increase in teenage pregnancies.
New Concerns Have Been Raised Over The Increasing Numbers Of HIV Infections Among Teenagers In Kenya
The number of HIV infections among teenagers in the country is sharply rising, according to the data provided by the National Aids Control Council (NACC). (A chart of the data provided by EACC) NACC is concerned that more than half of all new HIV infections in Kenya are among 15 and 24 years old teenagers.
Kenya is at the moment experiencing an acute shortage of Antiretroviral drugs(ARV),which has hit nearly all the public hospitals raising concerns in the country and among PLWHA.
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