What kisii men have done to curb the spread of HIV AIDS in Gusii land

Data from the county health department shows that female sex workers have increased from 6,538 in 2019 to 6,917 in 2021 and this may have sparked more use of the drug.

Health experts in kisii region  are now raising an alarm following the increasing number of  men accessing the PREPS before sex encounters, cases of new HIV AIDS infections are likely to go down. 

The spike in the use of the drug, though most of them unprescribed, has helped scale down infections, she said.

Kisii is often cited for swirling HIV infections. 

This is a significant improvement from the 11,000 five years ago said Florence Ogero who heads the HIV/AIDS department.

PrEP is deemed particularly useful in reducing infections in discordant couples, she observed.

“Using condoms and other means of protection is hard for people who are already married, and therefore the PrEP came in handy,” Ms Ogero said.

Data from the county health department shows that female sex workers have increased from 6,538 in 2019 to 6,917 in 2021 and this may have sparked more use of the drug.

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