n Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa (JGIDA) - Social work services in Kenya

Volume 4, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 2050-4276
  • E-ISSN: 2050-4284


This article focuses on the global context of HIV with a focus on Kenya. The following issues are discussed: (a) Global context of HIV/AIDS, (b) HIV/AIDS in Africa: Prevalence and Impact; (c) HIV/AIDS in Kenya: Prevalence and Severity; (d) Effects of HIV/AIDS on health care and traditional forms of care; (e) Programs, Strategies and initiatives for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; and (f) Evaluation of the HIV/AIDS programs. The conclusion suggests a need for evidenced based practices that can effectively be utilized to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic in a developing country. Also, the importance of emphasizing education, awareness, and reverence for life to spread the work that AIDS can be prevented. Through the identification of strategies that can be utilized moving forward, this article addresses seeks to provide strategies for the success of the African Union to strives for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena.

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