The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Few Men Are Testing for HIV

MEN are shying away from testing for HIV and AIDs despite availability of services to the public, a community based organization has revealed.

Aids Health Care Foundation (AHF) prevention programme coordinator Mary Nyaguthii yesterday said men's reluctance to test in large numbers was frustrating efforts to fight the pandemic.

Nyaguthii said he said only women have been consistent in testing with only a handful of men seeking counselling and testing services, a situation which she said has slowed down the war against Aids in the country.

She was speaking during a medical drive to sensitize Mtongwe residents on HIV and AIDS. More than 2,000 people were tested during the event which involved door-to door services by the group's counseling team.

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