Mombasa and Taita Taveta top in HIV prevalence in the region

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Mombasa and Taita Taveta are the counties leading in HIV prevalence in the region COURTESY

Mombasa and Taita Taveta counties are leading in HIV infections in the coast region.

This is according to the latest report by the NASCOP’s Kenya Population-Based Hiv Impact Assessment program that ranked Mombasa first with a prevalence of 5.6% while Taita Taveta comes in second with a prevalence of 5.2%.

Kwale County comes in third with a prevalence of 4.2% while Tana River comes in last with a prevalence of 1.1%.

Kilifi comes second last with a prevalence of 2.3% while Lamu County has a prevalence of 2.6%.

Nationally, Homabay county is leading with a prevalence of 19.6% with Kisumu coming in second with a prevalence of 17.5% while Siaya comes in third at 15.3% .

Migori and Busia take fourth and fifth positions at 13% and 9.9% respectively.

Busia leads in Hiv prevalence in the Western region while Turkana county is leading in the Rift valley region with a prevalence of 6.8%, Kitui is leading in the Eastern region with a prevalence of 5.8% while Nyeri is leading in the central region with a prevalence of 5.1%.

Nairobi recorded a prevalence of 3.8%.

Garissa recorded a prevalence of 0.1% with the North Eastern region recording the lowest prevalence.

In the report that was conducted across the 47 counties of Kenya revealed that twice as many women are living with HIV in Kenya.

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