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Kenya ramps up Aids campaign

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Kenya ramps up Aids campaign

Kenya has launched a three-week campaign to get up to one million people to take Aids tests. Health ministry officials will knock on doors to more than double the number of people tested since voluntary Aids clinics were set up in 2004. But the authorities will have their work cut out. Between 7% and 8.5% of Kenya’s adult population suffers from HIV/Aids, but people living with the disease are discriminated against, and even taking a test is seen as a sign of sexual promiscuity. The country’s minister of public health, Beth Mugo, says Kenyans are dying, not because they have Aids, but because they don’t know they are HIV-positive and don’t get treatment. Read more: BBC, Washington Post

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