UN Kenya On Course to Bring HIV Under Control

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:13 pm

Kenya is on course to meet some ambitious United Nations targets to control HIV by 2020.

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids targets that by 2020, 90 per cent of all people living with HIV would know their HIV status, 90 per cent of those diagnosed HIV would be on ARVs, and 90 per cent of those on ARVs would be virally suppressed.

The strategy is called 90-90-90.

A scorecard released by Unaids shows Kenya has made some of the highest gains in Africa, which, if accelerated, will bring the epidemic under control.

For instance, Kenya cut new infections among adults by 20 per cent between 2010 and 2019.

Last year, 38,000 adults were infected with HIV but Unaids advises that figure should be less than 12,000 in 2020.