The Star (Nairobi)

3 December 2012

Kenya: Prostitution Up in Embu

Photo: Wendy Stone/IRIN
HIV test being carried out (file photo).

Embu County Commissioner Hellen Kiilu has warned of increased risk of HIV infection following a rise in the number of prostitutes in the county.

Kiilu said despite the county being rural chances of infection are now higher and warned local men who go for sex from night commercial sex workers to be very careful.

She was Speaking during the World Aids Day commemoration in Embu town and advised the twilight girls and their customers to use condoms to avoid infections.

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