Saturday, January 10, 2004

Study cuts Kenya HIV estimates

From the BBC
A survey in Kenya has found fewer people may be infected with HIV than previously thought.
The study, carried out by the Kenyan government, suggests 6.7% of people have the disease.
Previous estimates had put the figure as high as 15% or 4.8m people.
Experts said the figures based on a sample of 8,561 households across the country are the most comprehensive to date.
The Kenya Demographic and Health Survey is carried out every five years and is used by ministers to plan health and social policies.