Tag Archives: Kenya

Door-to-Door Home-based Testing Offers a Key to HIV Prevention

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This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting this week from CROI in San Francisco. The evidence for scale-up of home-based testing is straightforward and compelling. In Africa, an estimated 17 million people with undiagnosed HIV infection are responsible for 90 percent of infections. Testing rates remain low in many sub-Saharan African countries, […]

Health Systems & the Growing Threat of Drug Resistant HIV & TB

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Dr. Luis Sambo, the WHO’s regional director for Africa, sought to draw attention this week to the growing threat of drug-resistant strains of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria on the continent, calling for aggressive action “before the situation gets out of hand.” Sambo made his comments during the 59th session of the WHO regional committee meeting […]

Guest blog: Tackling taboos

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This is a guest blog post by Buck Buckingham, who has been the PEPFAR country coordinator for Kenya since 2003, when the program began. ** I’m happy to see the 2009 HIV/AIDS Implementers’ Meeting break new ground by beginning to unpack subjects that either policy makers, or activists, or funders considered off limits for far […]

A hopeful look at HIV prevention

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When it comes to the strategies of preventing HIV/AIDS, many say the world has failed. They point to daunting numbers from last year: an estimated 2.7 million new HIV infections, while 1 million were put on treatment. The race is still being lost, and it’s common to hear now that countries can’t treat their way […]

The slow uptake for male circumcision

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For nearly two years after the World Health Organization recommended widespread male circumcision services in countries with high HIV prevalence rates and low circumcision among men, countries had barely begun the service. Then Kenya, in the western province of Nyanza, began a comprehensive plan to circumcise men in November 2008. In the first six months […]