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'Keshas' blamed for new HIV infections in Kakamega


Kakamega residents joined the whole world to mark World Aids day last Sunday as statistics from the County Health office indicated a decrease in the prevalence rate.

Agaisnt the backdrop of the reduced prevalence rate, it was revealed that religious congregations famously known as Keshas, held overnight, have attributed to the spread of HIV and AIDS.

Used and even unused condoms are reportedly found littered everywhere the morning after the overnight prayers. This has been connected to the new HIV and Aids infections in the region.

Elsie Muhanda, County Executive Member for Health, led the residents in marking World Aids Day abd said her docket would work hand in hand with other stakeholders in the health sector to ensure residents get quality services in the country.

Statistics from the region’s Aids offices indicate that pregnant women and children are still the most vulnerable.

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