Study shows HIV/AIDS remains a major health burden to Kenyans

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Contrary to Kenya’s Health ministry’s position, HIV/AIDS remains a major health burden in Kenya despite numerous efforts to contain the scourge, according to a new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, USA.

HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of disease burden in 21 countries concentrated in four regions: Eastern and Southern Africa, Central Africa, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. These countries include South Africa – where HIV takes a greater toll on health than anywhere in the world –Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. In another seven countries it is the second leading cause of disease burden.

The findings were published August 21st in the study “The Burden of HIV: Insights from the GBD 2010” in the peer-reviewed journal AIDS.

Source: Africa Science News (link opens in a new window)

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