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KENYAN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST JEMIMA SUMGONG FAILS DRUGS TEST

The first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the marathon, Jemima Sumgong, has tested positive for a banned drug the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has announced. 32 year old Sumgong, who won gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016, has been tested positive for the blood-booster EPO in an out-of-competition […]

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NEW STUDY: YOUNG PEOPLE WITH HIV CAN NOW LIVE UP TO 70 YEARS

Young adults living with HIV can now live up to their early 70s a new study has revealed. According to the study entitled Closing the Gap: Increases in Life Expectancy Among Treated HIV Positive Individuals’, the life expectancy of young adults is high as long as they take anti-retroviral drugs regularly. As reported in an […]

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FREE PEP PILLS BUT NO PROPHYLACTICS IN KENYA?

YOUNG KENYANS SEEK FREE MORNING AFTER PILLS AGAINST HIV INFECTION It is reported that Kenyans are using emergency Aids medicine as if they are somehow an alternative to safe sex whilst in the meantime a known and proven method of avoiding Aids, the condom, is once again in short supply in Kenya. The Daily Nation […]

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GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN KENYA ON THE RISE

Gender violence, particular gender-based violence against women, is on the rise in Kenya, according to the annual report released by Gender Violence Recovery Centre (GVRC) last week. The UN General Assembly, in adopting the 1993 declaration on the elimination of violence against women, defined gender-based violence as: ‘Any art of violence that results in physical, […]

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KENYA: WORLD TUBERCULOSIS (TB) DAY

As the world gears up to mark the World TB Day, which falls on March 24th each year, Tuberculosis remains one of the leading causes of death in the world. It’s reported that there is one new infection occurring per second, with worldwide two million deaths and nine million new cases of disease annually. Kenya […]

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