The state of HIV among adolescents and young people in Kenya.
Kenya has an approximated population of over 41 million. According to the National Aids Control Council, approximately 29% of all new HIV infections in Kenya are among young people and the adolescents. In age groups 15-19 yrs new HIV infections stands at 70% for women and 30% for men.
It is also approximated that 16%of all people in need of ART are adolescents and youths. In Kenya demographic health survey 2014, 9,720 adolescents and young people died of AIDS. The main mode of transmission of the virus among adolescents and young people is through sexual intercourse. This shows that most young people are sexually active. It is estimated that one in five youths aged 15-24 yrs reported sexual debut before the age of 15.
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