No single HIV positive case in Garissa as Homa Bay tops with 19.6%

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A new report by the Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA) 2018.has revealed that Garissa County has no single case of HIV infections while Homa Bay leading  at 19.6%

The study that was conducted between June 2018 and February 2019 showed that Nyanza region had more cases of HIV than the rest of the country.

Kisumu stands at 17.5% while Siaya and Migori are at 15.3% and 13.0% respectively.

The study found that the national HIV prevalence was found to be 4.9% which means that Nyanza region is way above the average.

North Eastern region reported lowest prevalence with the region showing less than 0.2%.

Nairobi is at 3.8%, Mombasa 5.6%, Nyeri 5.1%, Uasin Gishu 5.5%, Kajiado 4.6%, Turkana 6.8% and Kiambu 1.1%

The report further notes that 1.3million (4.9%) adults are living with HIV while 139,000 (0.7%) children are living with the virus.

Kenya has the fifth-largest number of persons living with HIV in the world.