Integrate other health conditions in HIV management, government urged
SEE ALSO :Another patient cured of HIVHe said that access to young people remains low and there is need to do more to reach this critical age group. Aman also noted that Kenya has the ability to meet the UNAIDS targets. "Currently, 75 percent of people living with HIV in Kenya have been tested and 95 per cent of them are on treatment, said Dr Aman. The four day conference organised by the National Aids and STIs Control Programme. brings together 700 delegates from around Africa. Presentations will be made on latest developments and breakthroughs in the management of HIV. Meanwhile, the Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework will be changed in the next two years according to Dr Nduku Kilonzo the head of National Aids Control Council (NACC). Kilonzo pointed out that there is need to expedite research if breakthrough in HIV is to be achieved. Director of medical services Dr Jackson Kioko reiterated the need to work together. He said that the government was rethinking the primary healthcare services to align to the Big Four Agenda and HIV is one of areas being targeted. "We are also launching a database of healthworkers and their areas of specialisation with regards to HIV," said Dr Kioko. Aman further said that a health system relying on local resources will ensure sustainability in the management of HIV. This comes at a time when Kenya has moved to a middle income economy which means that funding for some projects will be scaled down, said Aman.
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