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Kenya: Door-to-Door Voluntary HIV Testing Campaign Reaches 1.5 Million

December 24, 2009

PlusNews examines the results of a door-to-door voluntary HIV testing and counseling campaign that was launched in Kenya in November. According to Nicholas Muraguri, director of the National AIDS and Sexually transmitted infections Control Programme (NASCOP), preliminary results show 1.5 million were tested -- a number he said may rise as the records from the campaign are compiled. "The campaign was part of the government's initiative to have at least 80 percent of Kenyans tested for HIV by end-2010; according to NASCOP, 40 percent of Kenyans have been tested at least once," the news service writes. The article includes information on local efforts in Kenya to increase the rates of male circumcision, as part of a larger national goal (12/24).

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