3 December 2012

Kenya: Aids Watch Worried About Tuberculosis

AN Aids watch group is worried about the threat of tuberculosis facing people living with HIV/Aids in Kenya. National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/Aids in Kenya said the challenge lies in diagnostics and laboratories.

Nephak Busia county women's representative Evelyn Wamukoya appealed to the government to increase domestic funding to HIV/Aids programmes.

Speaking during celebrations to mark the World's Aids Day on Saturday, Wamukoya also urged the government to speed up the use of resources under the global fund.

"PLHIV and affected communities must play their role in shaping the political and electoral process by ensuring they register as voters," she said.

Teso North DO Andrew Mutua said it is encouraging to note that Aids prevalence in Teso had decreased from 6.9 to 4.2 per cent

He urged Teso residents to get tested for HIV. World's Aids Day is marked on December 1 every year. The day seeks to create awareness of the disease.

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