Category Archives: Kenya

  1. K24TV – The price of protection in Kenya is too high

    [If an item is not written by an IRMA member, it should not be construed that IRMA has taken a position on the article’s content, whether in support or in opposition.]

    Africa, condoms, HIV/AIDS policy, Kenya
  2. KENYA: Stigma keeps Asian population from accessing HIV services

    via PlusNews When 20-year-old Jenna,* a Kenyan of Asian descent, told her family two years ago she had tested positive for HIV, they forced her to terminate her pregnancy, forbad her to seek treatment and kept her locked in the house because of the shame she had brought on the family. She did, however, go against their Read More >>

    Africa, Kenya, stigma, Treatment
  3. Kenya: How discrimination is a barrier to good health

    via guardian.co.uk Complex issues, such as health and poverty, are often best illustrated by following individuals and showing how the issues affect their lives. That is why the Guardian is producing a series of films about some of the global issues that feature in Christian Aid’s manifesto for change, Poverty Over. The first film – on sexuality-based discrimination, human rights and Read More >>

    Africa, gay men, HIV/AIDS, homophobia, human rights, Kenya, MSM, sex work, stigma
  4. Kenya: Anal sex – “the modern way” – lies, and HIV

    via IRIN PlusNews For 10 years Amina Hassan*, 37, trusted her husband and had a happy married life in Nakuru, in Rift Valley Province, western Kenya. Even if her religion allowed him to marry other wives, he had always assured her that she was enough, and he would have no reason to marry anyone else. But she Read More >>

    anal sex, HIV, Kenya, women
  5. Vision: How Yoga is Transforming a Kenyan City

    via AlterNet, by Anna Clark In Nairobi, the Africa Yoga Project is training HIV+, poor, and disabled citizens to be yoga instructors, creating jobs and changing lives. Here is what the Africa Yoga Project wants you to know: it is not religious. Nor is it a collective of devil worshippers. If you come to AYP’s free and Read More >>

    Africa, HIV/AIDS, Kenya, yoga
  6. Kenya: “Gays here are just outcasts”

    via Voice of America, by Darren Taylor Excerpt: Denis Nzioka lives in Nairobi and is one of East Africa’s most prominent gay rights activists.  He works for a variety of NGOs, including the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya and the Gay Activists Alliance of Africa. Nzioka says opinions like those of Ichuliza, Wathira and Githui have Read More >>

    Africa, gay men, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, Kenya, LGBT rights, stigma
  7. AVAC helps us understand male circumcision, and its impact on women

    from AVAC  It has been roughly four years since randomized controlled trials of medical male circumcision in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda showed that medical male circumcision is safe and reduces men’s risk of HIV infection during vaginal sex by about 60 percent. The advent of this new biomedical strategy has prompted a range of implementation efforts Read More >>

    AVAC, circumcision, IAS, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda
  8. Walking 26km for a condom in Kenya

    via PlusNews “Condoms are good and I use them with girls – they have taught us how to use them… but here in the rural area there is a problem because we walk very far to get the condoms,” said Lemeo Ntalel, a 21-year-old Maasai moran – warrior – in rural Narok, in Kenya’s Rift Valley. “At Read More >>

    condoms, HIV/AIDS policy, Kenya, prevention
  9. PrEP Implementation Where Homophobia Reigns?

    MSM groups hail pill to prevent HIV, but…via PlusNews Excerpt: “We are as happy as anyone out there about the findings from this study, but fear that unless our countries reconsider their laws, many MSM will not benefit from its results,” said David Kuria, chairman of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya. Read the whole item. Read More >>

    gay men, homophobia, human rights, iPrEx, Kenya, MSM, PrEP, Truvada, World AIDS Day
  10. Text Message Outreach Improves HIV Patients’ Outcomes

    From Scientific American, by Cynthia Graber You’ve got a text message. You open it up. “How are you?” it asks. That seems like an almost throw-away question. But that simple message once a week, made HIV-positive recipients significantly more likely to take their medicine and remain healthy. The study, conducted in Kenya, was published in The Lancet. Read More >>

    Kenya, research, Treatment