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HEALTH

More People turn to HIV self-testing kits, says Nascop Data

As the fight to reduce HIV and Aids burden continues, more Kenyans are now resorting to self-testing kits to know their status. Authorities consider the step as a vital component in the quest to reduce the country's disease burden, which stands at 1.5 million. According to statistics by the National Aids and STI Control Programme (Nas cop), the number of people using the kits has been on the increase since 2018.

  2 months ago ago
More People turn to HIV self-testing kits, says Nascop Data

COVID

Why Sex Workers Are More Vulnerable to HIV Infections during Covid-19

Health experts are worried that the countrywide curfew and lockdowns could lead to a spike in HIV infections. According to National Aids and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the restrictions have pushed most commercial sex workers into risky coping strategies. A majority of sex workers are forced to work from home, shifting from night to daylight hours as they catch clients in the early evenings, just before curfew hours. According to a report by NASCOP, the University of Manitoba in Canada, University of Wa

  1 year ago ago
Why Sex Workers Are More Vulnerable to HIV Infections during Covid-19