Written by Admin Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:04
Kenya will spend less on purchasing HIV medicine after a Kenyan company got clearance from the World Health Organization (WHO) to produce genetic Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). The Universal Corporation Limited based in Kikuyu, became the first company in Kenya to receive certification from WHO. This will significantly improve cost, availability and constant supply of ARVs for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Written by Courtesy of the BBC News Sunday, 01 January 2012 20:39
Kenya has recalled one million HIV testing kits because of fears about their accuracy, a health official has said.
The WHO had raised an alert about the kit after finding half the test results could be wrong, said Shahnaz Sharif.
But there was no reason to panic as the South Korean-manufactured kit was one of several used to diagnose the HIV status of people, Dr Sharif said.
Written by Admin Tuesday, 13 December 2011 00:00
On Thursday, December 1st, GALCK celebrated World AIDS Day along with the rest of the planet. As mentioned earlier, over 40 people spent the afternoon at Nyumbani Children’s Home in Karen. However, we were also well represented at the National World AIDS Day event in Kisumu on that very same day. GLACK, Gay Kenya, MWA, ISHTAR and AFRA all sent representatives to join with the Kisumu LGBTI community in ensuring that we were well represented.
Written by Admin Wednesday, 30 November 2011 00:00
As an American living in Nairobi, I have only begun to understand the wonderful culture I have found in this incredible country. However despite spending several months in the newest city I love, I can’t help but to use my American experiences as a basis when reacting to the theme of this year’s World AIDS Day on December 1st. “Zero Infection. Zero Discrimination. Zero Deaths.” To many, this theme might seem a bit too hopeful, almost child-like in its simplistic vision of a future AIDS’ free world.
Written by admin, courtesy of the star Monday, 15 August 2011 09:11
Women in Murang’a have expressed concern over the rising cases of sodomy and rape in the area. They noted that men are sodomised as they walk home from drinking sprees. “For the past 10 years we have fought against defilement and won.
Now our men and sons are at risk,” said Murang’a Maendeleo ya Wanawake chairlady Jecinta Wangari Thuku. She said Murang’a women would not sit back and watch as the vice takes a toll but they would take to the streets to demonstrate against it.
The women also raised the alarm about the defilement of primary schoolgirls. In the span of two months, five girls in Murang’a have reportedly been defiled on their way to school. At a forum organised by Maendeleo ya Wanawake, the women threatened to storm bars and entertainment joints contravening the new alcohol laws saying drink is impacting negatively on their men. “Alcohol has destroyed our men and we demand all bars operating against the rules be closed immediately,” said Thuku.
The forum participants claimed some bars known to them and the area administration were flouting the rules with abandon. “We are aware of a certain bar operating contrary to the laid down rules but even senior police officers are afraid to apprehend the owner. Any police officer who has dared the businessman faces dismissal as the owner is well connected,” claimed one participant. The women said they were planning to hold demonstrations to protest rampant alcoholism in the area, which they said had rendered their men impotent and unproductive.
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