17 October 2018

HIV and AIDS

Situation, The number of children living with HIV in Kenya fell from 180,000 in 2010 to 111,500 in 2020, partly due to improved access to services, including for more pregnant women. However, infection rates among young people (15-24) remain concerning. In 2020, they accounted for 35 per cent of new infections, with two thirds of cases among young women. In…, Resources, Research and Reports Unintended pregnancies and HIV among adolescents and young people Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Kenya, 2017 Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Kenya, 2017  , UNICEF's response, UNICEF supports the Government of Kenya’s national and sub-national HIV response, targeting the first and second decades of a child’s life.  This covers the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, as well as paediatric HIV treatment and care, and adolescent HIV prevention, care and treatment. UNICEF works with other UN…, COVID-19 response, UNICEF is supporting Ministry of Health guidance on ensuring the continuity of HIV services for children and adolescents. We are assisting county governments to provide information on continuity of HIV services for children and adolescents, including via mentor mothers, community health volunteers and Youth Advisory Councils. We also procured…, HIV and AIDS in numbers, Medicine The number of children living with HIV fell from 180,000 in 2010 to 111,500 in 2020. HIV & AIDS In Homa Bay, young people aged 15-24 contribute 13% of the total number of HIV infections. Children and adults In 2020, UNICEF supported HIV counselling services for 83,000 children and youth. Innovation With UNICEF’s support, 3.2 million…