The recently released 2018 KENPHIA (Kenya Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment) report shows that there are twice as many women living with HIV in Kenya compared to men.
The report also shows that HIV prevalence in women aged between 20 and 34 is nearly three times more compared to men in a similar age bracket.
Jessica Justman, MD, the principal investigator of the survey, said this scenario is not unique to Kenya.
“We see it in other regions from time to time. It is a reflection of biological as well as cultural set-ups among the populations,” said Dr. Justman.
Duncan Chege, ICAP’s Technical Specialist for the PHIA Project, explains the key findings of the KENPHIA survey’s preliminary results including national HIV prevalence, incidence, and viral load suppression among adults and children on BBC News Swahili.