Counties With Highest HIV Infections - Report

  • A report by the Kenya Aids Strategic Framework  has revealed counties with the highest number of HIV infections.

    According to the survey, counties from the Lake region led the pack coming in the top 10 counties with the highest prevalence of the virus among adults.

    Homa Bay came in first, standing at 25.7 percent, Siaya followed closely at 23.7 percent while Kisumu took the third place with a HIV prevalence rate of 19.3 percent.

    Other counties in list included Migori (14.7 percent), Kisii (8 percent), Tukana (7.6 percent), Mombasa (7.4 percent), NairobiBusia (6.8 percent) and Nyamira (6.4 percent).

    The report also revealed that in 2013, Homa Bay had a total of 12,279 new HIV infections, Kisumu had 10,349 while Siaya came in third at 9,869.

    Shockingly, the findings indicated that married couples were the most infected and 83.6 percent of the HIV positive married or cohabiting couples were unaware of their partners' status.

    The high prevalence among couples is attributed to unfaithfulness and casual sex.